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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


Attributedifference


Antonymssame

2. different distinctly separate from the first


SamplesThat's another (or different) issue altogether.


Similarother


Antonymssame

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.


Similarunusual


Antonymsusual

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.


Similarother


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