Definition of “unlike” - English Dictionary

“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 Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“unlike” in American English

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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)