V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. including dissimilar elements; 2. fundamentally different so as to be beyond comparison

Synonyms: different, miscellaneous, sundry, diversified, distinct, separate

Antonyms: comparable, similar, analogous

Tips: Disparate is derived from the Latin word disparatus, the past participle of disparare, meaning “to separate.” Disparate is often used to describe ideas, so think, separate ideas that are completely different. Disparate is a more sophisticated way of saying "completely different." (See disparity)

Usage Examples:

The project team’s disparate opinions made for a frustrating and inconclusive meeting. (different, distinct)

Leslie enjoys such disparate hobbies as bowling and painting. (diversified, miscellaneous)

In America, there are so many disparate political beliefs, it seems odd that we have only two major political parties. (different, differing)

The couple found value in traveling to disparate parts of the world and learning about different cultures. (sundry, diverse)

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