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un·like / ˌənˈlīk/ • prep. different from; not similar to: they were unlike anything ever seen before a large house not unlike Mr. Shaw's. ∎  in contrast to; differently from: unlike Helen, he was not superstitious. ∎  uncharacteristic of (someone): he sounded irritable, which was unlike him.• adj. dissimilar or different from each other: they seemed utterly unlike, despite being twins. ∎  (unlike to/from) archaic not like; different from: he was very unlike to any other man.DERIVATIVES: un·like·ness n.