American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Unlike; different.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Unlike as to appearance, properties, or nature; not similar; different; heterogeneous: as, dissimilar features; dissimilar dispositions.
- In botany, having different forms in the same individual, as the anthers in the genus Cassia.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Not similar; unlike; heterogeneous.
- adj. not similar
- adj. not alike or similar
- adj. marked by dissimilarity
- dis- + similar (Wiktionary)
“This would not be too dissimilar from the Bristol Palin situation as, from the time of that interview, it appeared Bristol and Levi would be getting married, although it was unclear (and unlikely) that they would be married prior to the birth.”
“And like i mention in the blog the current government tactics especially in controlling the civilian unrest or yearn for reforms has not been to dissimilar from the stance taken by the colonial authorities in handling the emergency period.”
“Indeed, "The Runaways" is owned and just about swallowed up by Fanning's riveting portrayal of the singer (not too dissimilar from the way Currie overwhelmed the group).”
“In La Commune, the actors, many residents of working-class neighborhoods not dissimilar from the ones that bred the Communards, break character to discuss their roles.”
“Bolivia has been in the international press recently as the Santa Cruz department voted on an autonomy referendum (not terribly dissimilar from the relative autonomy US states enjoy) that it hopes will grant it more power to allocate its own resources from the oil and agriculturally rich eastern region of the country.”
“Morrow proved equally skillful in negotiating a new agreement, not too dissimilar from the Bucareli Accords.”
“Not too dissimilar from the bland generalizations expounded in a horoscope.”
“This case was dissimilar from the previous soccer-ban on hijabs, which are worn frequently in international soccer clubs with no demonstratable risk to the player or others.”
“In other words, it isn't too dissimilar from the one stalking the streets of Los Angeles.”
“Not too dissimilar from the boxed comestibles from 2001, actually:”
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