• IPA: /ʌnˈlaɪk/


  1. Not like; dissimilar (to); having no resemblance.
    The brothers are quite unlike each other.
  2. Unequal.
    They contributed in unlike amounts.
  3. (archaic) Not likely; improbable; unlikely.
Synonyms Translations Preposition
  1. Differently from; not in a like or similar manner.
  2. In contrast with; as opposed to.
  3. Not typical of one's character or personality.
    Being late is unlike him.
  • French: différemment de
  • French: à la difference de, contrairement à
  • German: im Gegensatz zu, im Unterschied zu, zum Unterschied von
  • Italian: a differenza di
  • Russian: в отли́чие от
  • Spanish: a diferencia de

unlike (unlikes, present participle unliking; past and past participle unliked)

  1. To dislike.
  2. (internet) To withdraw support for a particular thing, especially on social networking websites.
    I unliked the post after I found out the author was racist.
    • 2009, Ben Zimmer, “On Language: The Age of Undoing ↗”, in The New York Times Magazine, 2009 September 20, page MM8:
      Facebook, for instance, allows you to register approval for a posted message in a very concrete way, by clicking a thumbs-up like button. Toggling off the button results in unliking your previously liked item. Note that this is different from disliking something, since unliking simply returns you to a neutral state.
    • 2010 June 25, "TheKorn" (username), "Re: Pinball: RGP and/or Facebook ↗", in rec.games.pinball, Usenet:
      My comment was more of a backhanded slap at Stern Pinball's Facebook "presence", specifically the garbage "cheap heat" posts. […] It's so inane (and now, so constant) that I wound up "unliking" stern pinball entirely.

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