Synonyms for different

Synonyms for (adjective) different

Synonyms: different

Definition: differing from all others; not ordinary

Usage: advertising that strives continually to be different; this new music is certainly different but I don't really like it

Similar words: unusual

Definition: not usual or common or ordinary

Usage: a scene of unusual beauty; a man of unusual ability; cruel and unusual punishment; an unusual meteorite


Synonyms: different

Definition: unlike in nature or quality or form or degree

Usage: 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

Similar words: antithetic, antithetical

Definition: sharply contrasted in character or purpose

Usage: practices entirely antithetical to her professed beliefs; hope is antithetic to despair


Similar words: assorted, various

Definition: of many different kinds purposefully arranged but lacking any uniformity

Usage: assorted sizes; his disguises are many and various; various experiments have failed to disprove the theory; cited various reasons for his behavior


Similar words: contrary

Definition: very opposed in nature or character or purpose

Usage: acts contrary to our code of ethics; the facts point to a contrary conclusion


Similar words: contrasting, contrastive

Definition: strikingly different; tending to contrast

Usage: contrasting (or contrastive) colors


Similar words: diametric, diametrical, opposite, polar

Definition: characterized by opposite extremes; completely opposed

Usage: in diametric contradiction to his claims; diametrical (or opposite) points of view; opposite meanings; extreme and indefensible polar positions


Similar words: divergent

Definition: diverging from another or from a standard

Usage: a divergent opinion


Similar words: disparate

Definition: fundamentally different or distinct in quality or kind

Usage: such disparate attractions as grand opera and game fishing; disparate ideas


Similar words: distinct, distinguishable

Definition: (often followed by `from') not alike; different in nature or quality

Usage: plants of several distinct types; the word `nationalism' is used in at least two distinct senses; gold is distinct from iron; a tree related to but quite distinct from the European beech; management had interests quite distinct from those of their employees


Similar words: diverse, various

Definition: distinctly dissimilar or unlike

Usage: celebrities as diverse as Bob Hope and Bob Dylan; animals as various as the jaguar and the cavy and the sloth


Similar words: divers, diverse

Definition: many and different

Usage: tourist offices of divers nationalities; a person of diverse talents


Similar words: opposite

Definition: altogether different in nature or quality or significance

Usage: the medicine's effect was opposite to that intended; it is said that opposite characters make a union happiest- Charles Reade


Similar words: several

Definition: distinct and individual

Usage: three several times


Similar words: variant

Definition: differing from a norm or standard

Usage: a variant spelling


Synonyms: different

Definition: distinctly separate from the first

Usage: that's another (or different) issue altogether

Similar words: other

Definition: not the same one or ones already mentioned or implied

Usage: today isn't any other day- the White Queen; the construction of highways and other public works; he asked for other employment; any other person would tell the truth; his other books are still in storage; then we looked at the other house; hearing was good in his other ear; the other sex; she lived on the other side of the street from me; went in the other direction


Synonyms: different

Definition: distinct or separate

Usage: each interviewed different members of the community

Similar words: other

Definition: not the same one or ones already mentioned or implied

Usage: today isn't any other day- the White Queen; the construction of highways and other public works; he asked for other employment; any other person would tell the truth; his other books are still in storage; then we looked at the other house; hearing was good in his other ear; the other sex; she lived on the other side of the street from me; went in the other direction