Parallel and Similar


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Parallel adjective – Having qualities in common.
Usage example: parallel lives of two friends who first met in college

Similar is a synonym for parallel in same topic. In some cases you can use "Similar" instead the word "Parallel" as an adjective or a pronoun or a verb, when it comes to topics like matching. popular alternative
Nearby Words: parallelize, parallelism, paralleled, paralleling, parallelise
Synonyms for Parallel


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Similar adjective – Having qualities in common.
Usage example: the two actresses accidentally wore similar outfits to the same gala

Parallel is a synonym for similar in comparable topic. You can use "Parallel" instead the word "Similar" as an adjective or a pronoun or a noun or a verb, if it concerns topics such as same, very much alike. popular alternative
Nearby Words: similarity, similarly, similitude, simile
Synonyms for Similar

Things that words describes

technique parallel technique similar technique
character parallel character similar character
role parallel role similar role
form parallel form similar form
Other nouns: system, structure, series, sequence, scene, situation, characters, story, premise, version, events, stories, issues, scenes.

Both words in one sentence

  • Take My Hand X1999 uses this trope twice in similar and parallel situations in which Kamui keeps Kotori from falling off a tree when they were children and later from falling into an abyss.
    Source: Take My Hand
  • The companion parallel: Touma saved Index and Accelerator saved Last Order, whom are eerily similar in almost every way aside from one strange reverse.
  • Series / Greg the Bunny In the first episode Alison lampshades Greg's parallel role on Sweetknuckle Junction to Elmo's on Sesame Street, hoping to garner similar appeal when hiring him.
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