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Meaning of DIFFERENT

Pronunciation:  'difurunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  differing from all others; not ordinary; "advertising that strives continually to be different"; "this new music is certainly different but I don't really like it"
  2. [adj]  not like; marked by dissimilarity; "for twins they are very unlike"; "people are profoundly different"
  3. [adj]  unlike in nature or quality or form or degree; "took different approaches to the problem"; "came to a different conclusion"; "different parts of the country"; "on different sides of the issue"; "this meeting was different from the earlier one"
  4. [adj]  distinctly separate from the first; "that's another (or different) issue altogether"
  5. [adj]  distinct or separate; "each interviewed different members of the community"

DIFFERENT is a 9 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: another(a), antithetic, antithetical, assorted, contrary, contrasting, contrastive, diametric, diametrical, differing(a), disparate, dissimilar, distinct, distinguishable, divergent, divers(a), diverse, opposite, other, polar, several(p), unlike, unusual, variant, various
 Antonyms: like, same, similar
 See Also: different, incompatible, varied



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dif"fer*ent\, a. [L. differens, -entis, p. pr. of
differre: cf. F. diff['e]rent.]
1. Distinct; separate; not the same; other. ``Five different
   churches.'' --Addison.

2. Of various or contrary nature, form, or quality; partially
   or totally unlike; dissimilar; as, different kinds of food
   or drink; different states of health; different shapes;
   different degrees of excellence.

         Men are as different from each other, as the regions
         in which they are born are different. --Dryden.

Note: Different is properly followed by from. Different to,
      for different from, is a common English colloquialism.
      Different than is quite inadmissible.

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