Different vs. Diverse

Different vs. Diverse — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Different and Diverse

Differentadjective

Unlike in form, quality, amount, or nature; dissimilar

took different approaches to the problem.

Diverseadjective

Differing one from another

Members of the same family can have very diverse personalities.

Differentadjective

Distinct or separate

That's a different issue altogether.

Diverseadjective

Made up of distinct characteristics, qualities, or elements

"Prague ... offers visitors a series of excursions into a rich and diverse past" (Olivier Bernier).

Differentadjective

Various or assorted

interviewed different members of the community.

Diverseadjective

Relating to or containing people from different ethnicities and social backgrounds

a diverse workforce.a diverse curriculum.

Differentadjective

Differing from all others; unusual

a different point of view.

Diverseadjective

Consisting of many different elements; various.

Differentadverb

In a different way or manner; otherwise

"Carol ... didn't know different until Elinor told her" (Ben Brantley).

Diverseadjective

(archaic) different; dissimilar; distinct; not the same

Differentadjective

Not the same; exhibiting a difference.

Diverseadjective

Capable of various forms; multiform.

Differentadjective

Various, assorted, diverse.

Diverseadjective

Containing people groups that are minorities in a given area.

Differentadjective

Distinct, separate; used for emphasis after numbers and other determiners of quantity.

Several different scientists all reached this conclusion at about the same time.

Diverseadjective

Belonging to a minority group.

Idris Elba was a diverse hire for the franchise

Differentadjective

Unlike most others; unusual.

Diverseadverb

In different directions; diversely.

Differentnoun

(mathematics) The different ideal.

Diverseadjective

many and different;

tourist offices of divers nationalitiesa person of diverse talents

Differentadjective

unlike in nature or quality or form or degree;

took different approaches to the problemcame to a different conclusiondifferent parts of the countryon different sides of the issuethis meeting was different from the earlier one

Diverseadjective

distinctly dissimilar or unlike;

diverse parts of the countrycelebrities as diverse as Bob Hope and Bob Dylananimals as various as the jaguar and the cavy and the sloth

Differentadjective

distinctly separate from the first;

that's another (or different) issue altogether

Differentadjective

differing from all others; not ordinary;

advertising that strives continually to be differentthis new music is certainly different but I don't really like it

Differentadjective

not like; marked by dissimilarity;

for twins they are very unlikepeople are profoundly different

Differentadjective

distinct or separate;

each interviewed different members of the community