Adjective "different" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Not the same as another or each other; unlike in nature, form, or quality.
  1. 'the car's different from anything else on the market'
  2. 'This is quite different from Europe, where eating on the slopes will cost you an arm and a leg.'
  3. 'This is very different from the way in which domestic machines were received in the past.'
  4. 'We had to employ a fresh set of eyes before we set about using a different method to enhance what we had found.'
  5. 'Needless to say, my idea of a perfect holiday might be different from that of other people.'
  6. 'The story was a bit different from the traditional tale but it was still cracking!'
  7. 'He says that life in Bolton is not too different to that in Austria, except for the weather.'
  8. 'The new improved model works in a rather different way from the original version.'
  9. 'Will there come a time when the pain will be less or even different from what it is now?'
  10. 'As the only European to do so he was different from the rest but in other ways he was just the same in that he had a story to tell.'
  11. 'A good comic book gets into your brain in a manner quite different to a novel or movie.'
  12. 'It is the only element in retail in Bury that makes our town different, even unique.'
  13. 'The food was very different and smelled wonderful.'
  14. 'It was really good, and interesting because the style of food was very different.'
Distinct; separate.
  1. 'Each type of astrology is looking at an individual life from a different perspective.'
  2. 'Someone from your doctor's office takes photographs of your face from different angles.'
  3. 'This novel approach means that we need not one law for all but a different one for each individual.'
  4. 'The dog, often in conjunction with the skull, points in different directions.'
  5. 'It is clear that this genus is different and distinct from the two preceding ones.'
  6. 'And since the last recession, they've gone in different directions all together.'
  7. 'To start with, it is common to distinguish between two different kinds of validity.'
  8. 'You see Dad getting too tough on occasion and his son struggling to see a different path.'


1. not alike in character or quality; distinct in nature; dissimilar: The two brothers are very different, although they are identical twins.

2. not identical; separate or distinct: When I asked for directions, three people gave me three different answers.

3. various; several: Different people told me the same story.

4. not ordinary; unusual: I know my new hat is a bit different, but I thought I'd try it out.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be different from people."

"situations can be different from places."

"views can be different from people."

"people can be different from places."

"files can be different from cases."

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Late Middle English: via Old French from Latin different- ‘carrying away, differing’, from the verb differre (see differ).


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