Incompatible vs Unlike - What's the difference?

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Incompatible is a related term of unlike.


As adjectives the difference between incompatible and unlike

is that incompatible is of two things: that cannot coexist; not congruous because of differences; irreconcilable; disagreeing while unlike is not like; dissimilar; diverse; having no resemblance.

As a noun incompatible

is (medicine|chemistry|chiefly|in the plural) an incompatible substance; one of a group of things that cannot be placed or used together because of a change of chemical composition or opposing medicinal qualities.

As a preposition unlike is

differently from; not in a like or similar manner.

As a verb unlike is

to dislike.

incompatible

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Of two things: that cannot coexist; not congruous because of differences; irreconcilable; disagreeing.
  • (chemistry) Incapable of being together without mutual reaction or decomposition, as certain medicines.
  • Antonyms

    * compatible

    Derived terms

    * incompatibly * incompatibility

    See also

    * incombinable * uncombinable * ununifiable * antagonistic * antipodal * contrastive

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (medicine, chemistry, chiefly, in the plural) An incompatible substance; one of a group of things that cannot be placed or used together because of a change of chemical composition or opposing medicinal qualities.
  • the incompatibles of iron
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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.