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different    : [d'ɪfɚənt] [d'ɪfrənt]
Different \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.
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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.
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Men are as different from each other, as the regions
in which they are born are different. --Dryden.
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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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adj 1: 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" [ant: {same}]
2: distinctly separate from the first; "that's another (or
different) issue altogether"
3: 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"
4: marked by dissimilarity; "for twins they are very unlike";
"people are profoundly different" [synonym: {unlike},
{dissimilar}, {different}] [ant: {like}, {similar}]
5: distinct or separate; "each interviewed different members of
the community"

198 Moby Thesaurus words for "different":
aberrant, abnormal, absolute, abundant, amorphous, anomalistic,
anomalous, another, assorted, at odds, at variance, bizarre,
capricious, certain, changeable, changing, choppy, concrete,
conflicting, contrary, contrasted, contrasting, contrastive,
counter, crank, crankish, cranky, crotchety, defined, definite,
departing, detailed, determinate, deviant, deviating, deviative,
deviatory, differentiated, differing, disaccordant, disagreeing,
discordant, discrepant, discrete, discriminated, disjoined,
disorderly, disparate, dissimilar, dissonant, distant, distinct,
distinctive, distinguishable, distinguished, divaricate, divergent,
diverging, divers, diverse, diversified, diversiform, dotty,
eccentric, erose, erratic, esoteric, especial, exceptional,
express, extraordinary, fey, fixed, flaky, formless, freakish,
funny, hardly like, heteroclite, heterogeneous, heteromorphic,
idiocratic, idiosyncratic, impulsive, in disagreement, inaccordant,
incompatible, incongruous, inconsistent, inconsonant, inconstant,
individual, inharmonious, inner, intimate, irreconcilable,
irregular, jagged, jerky, kinky, kooky, maggoty, manifold, many,
mercurial, minute, motley, multifarious, mutable, new,
nonconformist, nonstandard, nonuniform, noteworthy, novel,
numerous, nutty, odd, oddball, off, offbeat, opposite, original,
other, otherwise, out, particular, peculiar, personal, pluralistic,
poles apart, poles asunder, precise, private, queer, quirky,
ragged, rare, remarkable, respective, rough, scarcely like,
screwball, screwy, separate, separated, several, shapeless, single,
singular, solipsistic, spasmodic, special, specific, sporadic,
strange, stray, straying, subnormal, sundry, twisted, unalike,
uncommon, unconformable, unconventional, unequable, unequal,
uneven, unfamiliar, unheard-of, unidentical, unique, unlike,
unmatched, unnatural, unorthodox, unresembling, unsame, unsimilar,
unstable, unsteady, unsystematic, ununiform, unusual, variable,
variant, varied, variegated, variform, various, varying, wacky,
wandering, wavering, weird, whimsical, widely apart,
worlds apart

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