Unlike

  • 1 unlike — is an adjective (animals as unlike as the bear and the lion), and a preposition meaning ‘dissimilar to’ (a journey unlike any other). Informally it is used as a quasi adverb in constructions involving a following preposition: • Unlike with fax… …

    Modern English usage

  • 2 Unlike — Un*like , a. 1. Not like; dissimilar; diverse; having no resemblance; as, the cases are unlike. [1913 Webster] 2. Not likely; improbable; unlikely. [Obsoles.] [1913 Webster] {Unlike quantities} (Math.), quantities expressed by letters which are… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • 4 unlike — [unlīk′] adj. [ME unliche: see UN & LIKE1] 1. having little or no resemblance; not alike; different; dissimilar 2. Now Chiefly Dial. unlikely prep. 1. not like; different from [a case unlike any other] …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 unlike — I adjective alien, contrary, deviative, different, differing, discordant, discrepant, disparate, dissimilar, distinct, distinctive, divergent, diverse, heterogeneous, ill matched, incongruous, irreconcilable, irrelative, not comparable, opposite …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 unlike — c.1200, not resembling, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + LIKE (Cf. like). Cf. O.E. ungelic, O.Fris. unlik, O.N. ulikr, M.Da. ulige …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 unlike — [adj] different apples and oranges*, clashing, conflicting, contradictory, contrary, contrasted, discordant, disharmonious, disparate, dissimilar, dissonant, distant, distinct, divergent, diverse, far cry from*, heterogeneous, hostile,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 unlike — ► PREPOSITION 1) different from; not like. 2) in contrast to. 3) uncharacteristic of. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ dissimilar or different from each other. DERIVATIVES unlikeness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 unlike — I. adjective Date: 13th century not like: as a. marked by lack of resemblance ; different < the two books are quite unlike > b. marked by inequality ; unequal < contributed unlike amounts > • unlikeness noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 unlike — un|like [ ʌn laık ] function word ** Unlike can be used in the following ways: as a preposition (followed by a noun): Her last book is unlike anything else she has written. as an adjective: The two boys are as unlike as any two brothers could be …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 unlike — [[t]ʌ̱nla͟ɪk[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) PREP If one thing is unlike another thing, the two things have different qualities or characteristics from each other. This was a foreign country, so unlike San Jose... She was unlike him in every way except for her coal… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 unlike */*/ — UK [ʌnˈlaɪk] / US adjective, preposition Summary: Unlike can be used in the following ways: as a preposition (followed by a noun): Her last book is unlike anything else she has written. as an adjective: The two boys are as unlike as any two… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 unlike — un|like1 W3 [ʌnˈlaık] prep 1.) completely different from a particular person or thing ▪ Tammy was unlike any other woman I have ever known. 2.) not typical of someone at all ▪ It s unlike Greg to be late. 3.) used when saying how one person or… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 unlike —    When unlike is used as a preposition, it should govern a noun or pronoun or a noun equivalent (e.g., a gerund). But unlike at previous sessions of the conference . . . (New York Times) needs to be But unlike previous sessions or As was not the …

    Dictionary of troublesome word

  • 15 unlike — adj. & prep. adj. 1 not like; different from (is unlike both his parents). 2 uncharacteristic of (such behaviour is unlike him). 3 dissimilar, different. prep. differently from (acts quite unlike anyone else). Phrases and idioms: unlike signs… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 16 unlike — unlikeness, n. /un luyk /, adj. 1. different, dissimilar, or unequal; not alike: They contributed unlike sums to charity. prep. 2. dissimilar to; different from: She is unlike my sister in many ways. 3. not typical or characteristic of: It is… …

    Universalium

  • 17 unlike — preposition different from; not like. ↘in contrast to. ↘uncharacteristic of. adjective dissimilar or different from each other. ↘(unlike to/from) archaic different from. Derivatives unlikeness noun Origin ME: perh. orig. an alt. of ON úlíkr; cf.… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18 unlike — 1. preposition 1) the familiar artichoke is totally unlike a Jerusalem artichoke Syn: different from, dissimilar to Ant: similar to 2) unlike Bob, Regis enjoyed swing dancing Syn: in contrast to, as opposed to Ant …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 19 unlike — 1. preposition a) Differently from. b) In contrast with. 2. adjective a) Not like; dissimilar; diverse; having no resemblance. The brothers are quite unlike each other. b) Unequal …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 unlike — 1 preposition 1 completely different from a particular person or thing: In his jeans and T shirt, Charles looked most unlike a lawyer. 2 not at all typical of something or someone: It s unlike Beth to drink so much, I wonder if she s all right. 2 …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English