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English adjective: different

1. different unlike in nature or quality or form or degree

SamplesTook different approaches to the problem.
Came to a different conclusion.
Different parts of the country.
On different sides of the issue.
This meeting was different from the earlier one.

Similarantithetic, antithetical, assorted, contrary, contrasting, contrastive, diametric, diametrical, disparate, distinct, distinguishable, divergent, divers, diverse, diverse, opposite, opposite, polar, several, variant, various, various

See alsodifferent, dissimilar, dissimilar, incompatible, unlike, varied



2. different distinctly separate from the first

SamplesThat's another (or different) issue altogether.



3. different differing from all others; not ordinary

SamplesAdvertising that strives continually to be different.
This new music is certainly different but I don't really like it.



4. different marked by dissimilarity

SamplesFor twins they are very unlike.
People are profoundly different.

Synonymsdissimilar, unlike

Antonymslike, similar

5. different distinct or separate

SamplesEach interviewed different members of the community.



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