The word "unlike" is used when someone or something is unusual, very different, or not similar to another thing or person.

  • An apple is unlike an orange.
  • She’s unlike other students because she always asks for more homework.
  • This house is quite large, unlike the other houses on this street. (The other houses are small.)
  • This food tastes unlike anything I’ve ever eaten before.
  • This car drives very nicely–unlike the other cars we took for a test drive. (The other cars were terrible.)

The taste of a pineapple is unlike a watermelon, but they’re both sweet and delicious.

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January 21, 2014