V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. comprised of varied elements or components; 2. different or distinct

Synonyms: varied, different, distinct, unlike, dissimilar, heterogeneous

Antonyms: similar, uniform

Tips: Sometimes diverse carries with it the idea of being inclusive of various cultures and backgrounds. (i.e: Our country is ethnically diverse.) Diverse is similar to diverge in that they both convey "differing," except that diverse conceptualizes dissimilar peoples or ideas, as opposed to a fork in the path. The related noun diversity implies variety, difference, or heterogeneity. The related verb diversify means to create diversity.

Usage Examples:

She has many diverse interests, including coin collecting, soccer, and oil painting. (varied, different)

The college is working to create a more diverse student body. (varied, heterogeneous)

It's important for teachers to employ innovative and varied teaching modalities because of the diverse learning styles of students. (unlike, dissimilar)

I've always enjoyed my trips to New York City because of its cultural diversity. (variety, heterogeneity) noun

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