Difference and Similarity


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Difference noun – The quality or state of being different.
Usage example: there's a great difference between claiming to care about the environment and living like you really do

Similarity is an antonym for difference in topics: dissimilarity, opposing views.
Nearby Words: different, differentiate, differing, differential, differentiation
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Similarity noun – The quality or state of having many qualities in common.
Usage example: the similarity between the two essays is too great to be coincidental—one author virtually copied the other

Difference is an antonym for similarity in topics: resemblance, likeness.
Nearby Words: similar, similarly, similitude, simile
Antonyms for Similarity
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physical physical difference physical similarity
notable notable difference notable similarity
obvious obvious difference obvious similarity
visible visible difference visible similarity
Other adjectives: distinct, real, extreme, great, little, slight, functional, sole, minor, apparent, significant, marked, fundamental, visual, cosmetic, genetic, stylistic.

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  • The Last of These Is Not Like the Others The teaching routine (shown as the page image) challenged the kids about similarity and difference: for example, they'd show three different breeds of cats, and a dog.
  • Blade on a Stick You might notice the similarity to the poleaxe described above; the biggest difference is that halberds have longer shafts, and lack the hammer function that some poleaxes had.
  • Video Game / Anarchy Reigns The same kind of similarity and major difference also applies to Garuda and the hidden character, Gargoyle.
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