from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Lack of resemblance; dissimilarity.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The quality of being diverse or different; difference or variety.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Want of resemblance; unlikeness; dissimilarity.
- n. A comparison by contrast; a dissimile.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Unlikeness; want of resemblance; difference: as, a dissimilitude of form or character.
- n. In rhetoric, a comparison by contrast.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. dissimilarity evidenced by an absence of likeness
Middle English, from Latin dissimilitūdō, from dissimilis, different : dis-, dis- + similis, like; see similar.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English, from Latin dissimilitudo, from dissimilis ("unlike") (Wiktionary)