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unlikepreposition

us   /ʌnˈlɑɪk/
  • unlike preposition (DIFFERENT FROM)

different from: Unlike you, I’m not a great dancer.
  • unlike preposition (NOT TYPICAL)

not typical or characteristic of: It’s unlike Debbie to be so late.
(Definition of unlike from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"unlike" in British English

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unlikepreposition

uk   /ʌnˈlaɪk/ us   /ʌnˈlaɪk/
  • unlike preposition (DIFFERENT FROM)

B2 different from: Dan's actually very nice, unlike his father. Unlike you, I'm not a great dancer.

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  • unlike preposition (NOT TYPICAL)

C2 not typical or characteristic of: It's unlike you to be quiet - is something wrong?

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unlikeverb [T]

uk   /ʌnˈlaɪk/ us   /ʌnˈlaɪk/
(Definition of unlike from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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