unlike


unlike

adjective

  1. different, dissimilar, or unequal; not alike: They contributed unlike sums to charity.

preposition

  1. dissimilar to; different from: She is unlike my sister in many ways.
  2. not typical or characteristic of: It is unlike her to enjoy herself so much.

noun

  1. a person or thing differing from another or others.

adjective

  1. not alike; dissimilar or unequal; different
  2. archaic unlikely

preposition

  1. not like; not typical ofunlike his father, he lacks intelligence

adj.c.1200, “not resembling,” from un- (1) “not” + like (adj.). Cf. Old English ungelic, Old Frisian unlik, Old Norse ulikr, Middle Danish ulige.

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