DISSIMILAR, a. [dis and similar.] Unlike, either in nature, properties or external form; not similar; not having the resemblance of; heterogeneous. Newton denominates dissimilar, the rays of light of different refrangibility. The tempers of men are as dissimilar as their features.
adj 1: not similar; "a group of very dissimilar people"; "a pump not dissimilar to those once found on every farm"; "their understanding of the world is not so dissimilar from our own"; "took different (or dissimilar) approaches to the problem" [ant: similar] 2: not alike or similar; "as unalike as two people could be" [syn: unalike, dissimilar] [ant: alike, like, similar] 3: marked by dissimilarity; "for twins they are very unlike"; "people are profoundly different" [syn: unlike, dissimilar, different] [ant: like, similar]
Dissimilar Dis*sim"i*lar, a. [Pref. dis- + similar: cf. F. dissimilaire.] Not similar; unlike; heterogeneous; as, the tempers of men are as dissimilar as their features. This part very dissimilar to any other. --Boyle.
If one thing is dissimilarto another, or if two things are dissimilar, they are very different from each other. His methods were not dissimilar to those used by Freud...? similar ADJ: oft ADJ to n • dissimilarity (dissimilarities)One of his main themes is the dissimilarity between parents and children.N-VAR: oft N between pl-n