Weird Words: Disparate

by on Mar.27, 2011, under Articles, Weird Words, Writing

Disparate

Adjective

  • Composed of inherently different or distinct elements; incongruous.

  • Essentially different; of different species, unlike but not opposed in pairs; also, less properly, utterly unlike; incapable of being compared; having no common genus.

Used in a sentence:

  • Their appearance were so disparate that it made their claims of being twins a supposedly obvious falsehood.

Related terms

  • dispair
  • disparately
  • disparateness
  • disparity

SourceWikitionary and Phailhaüs

Commentary:

I love this word and use it semi-regularly. Unfortunately I avoided using it in my writing as I often misspell it as I often feel like it has multiple silent Es.

 

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