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sim·i·lar

similar

 
 
pronunciation:
sI m lr
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part of speech: adjective
definition: having resemblance or likeness.
Lee's handwriting is similar to mine.
 
synonyms:
alike, like
antonyms:
different, distinct, diverse, unlike
similar words:
akin, allied, close, equivalent, matching, parallel, related
derivation: similarly (adv.)
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The word similar contains the following parts:
sim, semb Latin root that means like, similar
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-ar1 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means of, pertaining to, or resembling
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The suffix -ar1attaches to bound Latinate bases to form adjectives. Most adjectives ending in -ar1 combine with the suffix -ity to form nouns ending in -arity. -ar1 is a variant of -al2, -ial that for phonological reasons occurs with bases ending in 'l'.