differ


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  • verb

Synonyms for differ

be dissimilar

Synonyms

be different

Synonyms

  • be different
  • vary
  • diverge
  • be distinguishable
  • be dissimilar
  • not be alike

Synonyms for differ

to be unlike or dissimilar

to be of different opinion

Synonyms for differ

be of different opinions

References in classic literature ?
Who is to decide, when even divines differ between a providence and a temptation?
The species of fishes here did not differ much from those already noticed.
Passepartout saw, too, begging friars, long-robed pilgrims, and simple civilians, with their warped and jet-black hair, big heads, long busts, slender legs, short stature, and complexions varying from copper-colour to a dead white, but never yellow, like the Chinese, from whom the Japanese widely differ.
They differ, however, from one: another in three respects,--the medium, the objects, the manner or mode of imitation, being in each case distinct.
Things are said to be named 'derivatively', which derive their name from some other name, but differ from it in termination.
A man that is of judgment and understanding, shall sometimes hear ignorant men differ, and know well within himself, that those which so differ, mean one thing, and yet they themselves would never agree.
My great and good friends," he said to his brother sovereigns, "it will be advantageous to you to learn that some questions are more complex and perilous than others, presenting a greater number of points upon which it is possible to differ.
When we look to the individuals of the same variety or sub-variety of our older cultivated plants and animals, one of the first points which strikes us, is, that they generally differ much more from each other, than do the individuals of any one species or variety in a state of nature.
And do not the natures of men and women differ very much indeed?
When her master was departed, Mrs Deborah stood silent, expecting her cue from Miss Bridget; for as to what had past before her master, the prudent housekeeper by no means relied upon it, as she had often known the sentiments of the lady in her brother's absence to differ greatly from those which she had expressed in his presence.
The problem is just as acute if we say that images differ from their prototypes as if we say that they resemble them; it is the very possibility of comparison that is hard to understand.
A quoin is a solid which differs from a wedge in having its sharp end formed by the steep inclination of one side, instead of the mutual tapering of both sides.
To pass from the Characters to the Story, it will be seen that the narrative related in these pages has been constructed on a plan which differs from the plan followed in my last novel, and in some other of my works published at an earlier date.
In passing, let me tell you that your style differs greatly from letter to letter.
In this it differs from Liverpool, from Cardiff, from Newcastle, from Glasgow; and therein the Thames differs from the Mersey, from the Tyne, from the Clyde.