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Synonyms

difference

noun

something that makes one thing or person not the same as another thing or person

contrast

noun

a noticeable difference between people or things

distinction

noun

a difference between two things

variety

noun

the fact that something consists of different things, usually in a way that makes it interesting or enjoyable

variations

noun

the existence of differences in amount, number, level, form etc

diversity

noun

the fact that very different people or things exist within a group or place

contradiction

noun

a difference in two or more statements, ideas, stories etc that makes it impossible for both or all of them to be true

collision

noun

a very great difference between ideas or beliefs which means that they do not work together

divergence

noun

a difference in the way that two or more things develop from the same thing

a world of difference

used for emphasizing the difference between two people or things

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a different ball game

a situation that is completely different from what has happened before

anomaly

noun

formal something unusual, unexpected, or different from what normally happens

borderline

noun

an imaginary point dividing one feeling or state from another, where it is hard to tell the difference between the two

boundary

noun

an imaginary point separating two different qualities, ideas etc

breadth

noun

the fact that something includes a wide range of different things or ideas

chasm

noun

a very big difference that separates one person or group from another

clash

noun

a situation in which two people or things are very different from each other so that they cannot exist together or work together

clear blue water

something that separates two people or things or that makes them different from each other

cleavage

noun

formal a division between two groups of people or things

collision

noun

an occasion when two very different things meet or come together

contrast

noun

something that is different from something else in a very noticeable way

counterpoint

noun

something that produces a different effect from something else, especially in an interesting or attractive way

counterpoise

noun

something whose effect is equal and opposite to that of another thing and so prevents it from having too much influence

crosscurrent

noun

something such as a belief, method, or tradition that is different from what is usual or generally accepted

deviation

noun

a difference in the usual or expected way of doing something

dichotomy

noun

formal a difference between two opposite things or ideas

difference

noun

the amount by which one thing is different from another thing

differential

noun

the difference between two amounts, values, or rates

disagreement

noun

a difference between things that should be the same

disconnect

noun

a lack of connection or consistency

discrepancy

noun

a difference between things that should be the same

disparity

noun

formal a difference between things

disproportion

noun

formal a situation in which things are not equal, or are bigger or smaller than they should be in comparison to each other

dissimilarity

noun

the way in which two people or things are different from each other

distance

noun

great differences between two people or things

distinction

noun

an unusual achievement or feature that makes someone or something different from other people or things

divide

noun

an important difference or disagreement between two people or groups

divider

noun

something that creates a difference between people, so that they are not equal

dividing line

noun

something that clearly shows the difference between one idea, subject, or issue and another

division

noun

a difference in the way that people within the same community or country live, how much money they have, how educated they are etc

edge

noun

a strange quality that something such as a piece of music or a book has that makes it interesting or exciting

extravagance

noun

the extreme, unusual, or unreasonable quality of something

gap

noun

a large difference between things or groups

gulf

noun

a large and important difference between people or groups

incongruity

noun

something which seems strange because of being very different to other things which happen or exist in the same situation

inconsistency

noun

something that does not match something else

individuality

noun

the things that make someone or something different from all others

irregularity

noun

a situation in which the rules, laws, or usual ways of doing things have not been followed

jump

noun

a big difference or change

meanwhile

adverb

used for emphasizing the difference between two situations

mismatch

noun

a difference or disagreement between two facts or aspects of a situation

oddity

noun

a strange or unusual quality in someone or something

one man’s meat is another man’s poison

used for saying that not everyone likes the same things

opposites attract

used for saying that people who are very different are attracted to each other for that reason

polarity

noun

formal a very great difference between opinions, people, or situations that are completely opposed to each other

quirk

noun

something strange that happens for reasons that you do not know or understand

shading

noun

a very slight difference, especially in the meanings of words

split

noun

a difference between things

unreality

noun

situations or events that are so strange they do not seem to be real

variance

noun

formal a difference

variance

noun

formal differences between two or more similar things

variation

noun

something that is slightly different from similar things

variations

noun

differences in amount, level etc

variety is the spice of life

used for saying that different experiences and situations make life enjoyable or interesting

whimsy

noun

a strange but pleasant and funny quality

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hygge

a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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sofar

a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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