Dissimilitude Dis`si*mil"i*tude, n. [L. dissimilitudo, fr. dissimilis: cf. F. dissimilitude.] 1. Want of resemblance; unlikeness; dissimilarity. [1913 Webster]

Dissimilitude between the Divinity and images. --Stillingfleet. [1913 Webster]

2. (Rhet.) A comparison by contrast; a dissimile. [1913 Webster]

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  • dissimilitude — [ disimilityd ] n. f. • XIIIe, rare av. XVIe; lat. dissimilitudo « différence » ♦ Didact. Défaut de similitude, de ressemblance. ⇒ différence, dissemblance. ⊗ CONTR. Similitude. ● dissimilitude nom féminin (latin dissimilitudo, onis) Manque de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • dissimilitude — index difference, disagreement, discrepancy, disparity, distortion, diversity, incompatibility (inconsistency) …   Law dictionary

  • dissimilitude — s. f. Dissemelhança …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • dissimilitude — [dis΄si mil′ə to͞od΄, dis΄si mil′ətyo͞od΄] n. [ME < L dissimilitudo < dissimilis, unlike < dis , not + similis, like] dissimilarity; difference …   English World dictionary

  • dissimilitude — (di ssi mi li tu d ) s. f. Défaut de similitude, de ressemblance.    Terme de rhétorique. Figure de pensée qui développe les différences de deux objets rapprochés d abord comme analogues. HISTORIQUE    XIVe s. •   Et les vices extremes ont plus… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • dissimilitude — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin dissimilitudo, from dissimilis unlike, from dis + similis like more at same Date: 15th century lack of resemblance …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dissimilitude — /dis si mil i toohd , tyoohd /, n. 1. unlikeness; difference; dissimilarity. 2. a point of difference; dissimilarity. [1525 35; < L dissimilitudo, equiv. to dis DIS 1 + similitudo SIMILITUDE] * * * …   Universalium

  • dissimilitude — noun The quality of being diverse or different; difference or variety. Ant: similitude …   Wiktionary

  • dissimilitude — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The condition of being unlike or dissimilar: difference, discrepance, discrepancy, disparity, dissimilarity, distinction, divarication, divergence, divergency, unlikeness. See SAME …   English dictionary for students

  • dissimilitude — n. difference, unlikeness …   English contemporary dictionary

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