- The definition of unlike is a person or thing that is different from another.
An example of unlike is a woman with short hair in a group of women with long hair.
- The definition of unlike is to withdraw your previously-posted expression of liking someone or something on a social media website.
- An example of unlike is to remove the like which you previously selected under a post from one of your friends on FaceBook.
- An example of unlike is to remove a television show which you previously had noted as one of your likes on FaceBook.
- having little or no resemblance; not alike; different; dissimilar
- Now Chiefly Dial. unlikely
Origin of unlikeMiddle English unliche: see un- and like
- not like; different from: a case unlike any other
- not characteristic of: it's unlike him to give up
- Not alike; different: For twins, they are very unlike.
- Not equal, as in amount.
- Different from; not like: She's unlike the rest of her family.
- Not typical of: It's unlike him not to call.
(comparative more unlike, superlative most unlike)
- Not like; dissimilar; diverse; having no resemblance.
- The brothers are quite unlike each other.
- They contributed in unlike amounts.
- (archaic) Not likely; improbable; unlikely.
- Differently from; not in a like or similar manner.
- In contrast with.
From Middle English unlic, unlich, from Old English unlÄ«Ä‹, unÄ¡elÄ«Ä‹ (“unlike, different, dissimilar, diverse"), equivalent to un- +"Ž like.
(third-person singular simple present unlikes, present participle unliking, simple past and past participle unliked)
- To dislike.
- To withdraw support for a particular thing, especially on social networking websites
- I unliked the video link after I realized it was making fun of me.
From un- +"Ž like.