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Definition of "unlike" []

  • Not alike; different: For twins, they are very unlike. (adjective)
  • Not equal, as in amount. (adjective)
  • Different from; not like: She's unlike the rest of her family. (preposition)
  • Not typical of: It's unlike him not to call. (preposition)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "unlike" in a sentence
  • "But then it's a word unlike any other in current usage."
  • "CONAN: And it almost sounds - and I'm reading between your lines here - as if you were, to some degree, surprised that she might not embrace the term unlike Rush Limbaugh's feminazi (ph)."
  • "They must, in the grand tradition of the French, whose revolution was worthy of the name unlike America's, have lots of knitting that needs to be done, and like Chauncy Gardener, like to watch."