Else vs Unlike - What's the difference?

else | unlike |


As a proper noun else

is .

As an adjective unlike is

not like; dissimilar; diverse; having no resemblance.

As a preposition unlike is

differently from; not in a like or similar manner.

As a verb unlike is

to dislike.

else

English

Adjective

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  • Other; in addition to previously mentioned items.
  • Can anyone else (=any other person) help me?
    What else (=what other thing) is there?

    Usage notes

    * This adjective usually follows an indefinite or interrogative pronoun, as in the examples above. In other cases, the adjective (other) is typically used.

    Derived terms

    * anybody else * anyone else * anyplace else * anything else * anywhere else * elsewhere * elsewhither * everybody else * everyone else * everyplace else * everything else * everwhere else * nobody else * no one else * no place else * nothing else * nowhere else * something else * somewhere else * what else is new

    Adverb

    (-)
  • Otherwise, if not.
  • How else (=in what other way) can it be done?
    I'm busy Friday; when else (=what other time) works for you?

    Usage notes

    * (otherwise) This word frequently follows interrogative adverbs, such as (how), (why), and (when), as well as the derived (however), (why ever), and (whenever).

    Synonyms

    * otherwise

    Derived terms

    * or else

    Conjunction

    (English Conjunctions)
  • For otherwise; or else.
  • Then the Wronskian of ''f'' and ''g'' must be nonzero, else they could not be linearly independent.
  • (computing, in many programming languages and pseudocode) but if the condition of the previous (if) clause is false, do the following.
  • if (edits.Count == 0) { NoEditsLabel.Visible = true; }
    else { EditHistory.Show(edits); }

    See also

    * and * if * not * or * then

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    unlike

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) unlic, unlich, from (etyl) .

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Not like; dissimilar; diverse; having no resemblance.
  • The brothers are quite unlike each other.
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  • Unequal.
  • They contributed in unlike amounts.
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  • (archaic) Not likely; improbable; unlikely.
  • Preposition

    (English prepositions)
  • Differently from; not in a like or similar manner.
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  • In contrast with.
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  • Etymology 2

    From .

    Verb

    (unlik)
  • To dislike.
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  • 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.
  • * 2009 , , “ 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.