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unlike

[ uhn-lahyk ]
/ ʌnˈlaɪk /
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adjective
different, dissimilar, or unequal; not alike: They contributed unlike sums to charity.
preposition
dissimilar to; different from: She is unlike my sister in many ways.
not typical or characteristic of: It is unlike her to enjoy herself so much.
noun
a person or thing differing from another or others.
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Origin of unlike

First recorded in 1150–1200, unlike is from the Middle English word unlik.See un-1, like1

OTHER WORDS FROM unlike

un·like·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for unlike

unlike
/ (ʌnˈlaɪk) /

adjective
not alike; dissimilar or unequal; different
archaic unlikely
preposition
not like; not typical ofunlike his father, he lacks intelligence

Derived forms of unlike

unlikeness, noun
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