Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Not alike; different.
  • adjective Not equal, as in amount.
  • preposition Different from; not like.
  • preposition Not typical of.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not like; dissimilar; diverse; having no resemblance.
  • Not likely; improbable; unlikely.
  • Not in a like or similar manner; not like or as.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Not like; dissimilar; diverse; having no resemblance.
  • adjective obsolescent Not likely; improbable; unlikely.
  • adjective (Math.) quantities expressed by letters which are different or of different powers, as a, b, c, a2, a3, xn, and the like.
  • adjective (Math.) the signs plus (+) and minus (-).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To dislike.
  • verb To withdraw support for a particular thing, especially on social networking websites
  • adjective Not like; dissimilar; diverse; having no resemblance.
  • adjective Unequal.
  • adjective archaic Not likely; improbable; unlikely.
  • preposition Differently from; not in a like or similar manner.
  • preposition In contrast with.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective marked by dissimilarity
  • adjective not equal in amount

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From un- +‎ like.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English unlic, unlich, from Old English unlīċ, unġelīċ ("unlike, different, dissimilar, diverse"), equivalent to un- +‎ like.

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