dissimilar dissimilar  /dɪs ˈɪ mə lər/


  1. (adj) not similar
  2. (adj) not alike or similar
  3. (adj) marked by dissimilarity



  1. When asked to sniff men's shirts back in 1995, women who were not on the Pill preferred the scent of men who had certain genes that were more dissimilar to their own.
  2. To those unschooled in the universe of women's magazines, Glamour may conjure up a pure lipstick-and-trysts image not dissimilar from that of its competitor Cosmopolitan.
  3. SL: What happened with my husband Tom and me is not dissimilar to what Helaine and what so many of the people we interviewed said.


  • Smart technology makes its way into lighting

    ( VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland ) According to VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, the lighting systems of the future could be multi-purpose devices not dissimilar to smart phones. In the future, lighting will not just allow us to see but could also be used to survey surroundings, transmit information, reflect moods and make our lives more comfortable.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!


  1. "You're not looking at Tom Brady and Vince Young different," linebacker Mike Vrabel said. "More similar than dissimilar."
    on Jan 19, 2008 By: Mike Vrabel Source: SportingNews.com

  2. "We are locked into a bogged-down problem not unsimilar, dissimilar to where we were in Vietnam," Hagel said on ABC's "This Week." "The longer we stay, the more problems we are going to have."
    on Aug 22, 2005 By: Chuck Hagel Source: Washington Post

  3. "What this initiative will do is gather up all of the different state schemes, many of which are contradictory or at the very least dissimilar," Mr Howard said. "What in essence we want is to consolidate all of the states' schemes into a...
    on Sep 22, 2007 By: John Howard Source: NEWS.com.au

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