Alike and Distinct


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Alike adjective – Having qualities in common.
Usage example: all the houses in the neighborhood are alike in that they all have a one-car garage and a fenced-in backyard

Distinct is an antonym for alike in similar topic.
Antonyms for Alike


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Distinct adjective – Being not of the same kind.
Usage example: two distinct approaches to the same problem

Alike is an antonym for distinct in different topic.
Nearby Words: distinction, distinctive, distinctly, distinctively, distinctness
Antonyms for Distinct
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Things that words describes

character alike character distinct character
sound alike sound distinct sound
look alike look distinct look
personality alike personality distinct personality
Other nouns: appearances.

Both words in one sentence

  • In Awful Hospital, the only characters to look alike so far are the kidney stone children, which didn't have distinct personalities or names of their own.
  • Comic Strip / Retail Only Six Faces: The main characters have distinct designs, but other people (customers, etc.) look very much alike.
  • Disney Owns This Trope In other words, even if you don't have the clearances to use Elvis' music catalog in your work, you would still have to clear the use of Elvis or a look-alike as a distinct character.
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