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dissimilitude

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dissimilitude dissimilarity evidenced by an absence of likeness
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Dissimilitude (Rhet) A comparison by contrast; a dissimile.
    • Dissimilitude Want of resemblance; unlikeness; dissimilarity. "Dissimilitude between the Divinity and images."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dissimilitude Unlikeness; want of resemblance; difference: as, a dissimilitude of form or character.
    • n dissimilitude In rhetoric, a comparison by contrast.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Dissimilitude unlikeness: want of resemblance
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. dissimilitudo, fr. dissimilis,: cf. F. dissimilitude,

Usage

In literature:

It was a singular anomaly of likeness coexisting with perfect dissimilitude.
"The Blithedale Romance" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
THERE ARE VARIOUS SIMILITUDES AND DISSIMILITUDES, BOTH INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL, WITH MARRIED PARTNERS.
"The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love" by Emanuel Swedenborg
This image bears no great dissimilitude to you.
"The Works of Horace" by Horace
On this voluntary recollection of ideas our faculty of reason depends, as it enables us to acquire an idea of the dissimilitude of any two ideas.
"Zoonomia, Vol. I" by Erasmus Darwin
Notwithstanding this difference of disposition, the two officers are fast friends; a fact perhaps due to the dissimilitude of their natures.
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
Here too we have games, but with a dissimilitude in similitude.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, Number 358, August 1845" by Various
A strange dissimilitude of which the reader has the key.
"The Free Lances" by Mayne Reid
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