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Synonyms for ‘different’

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We believe that succinct and clear language is the way to go. Still, every now and again, you want to spice things up a bit. Replace the often overused “different” with these eight words:

  1. Alternative: referring to a choice; also, apart from the conventional or usual.
  2. Distinct: separate or readily distinguishable; also, notable or unmistakable.
  3. Diverse: see distinct.
  4. Eclectic: drawn from various sources.
  5. Individual: pertaining to an individual or individuality (also a noun).
  6. Particular: detailed, specific, or exacting or meticulous (also, in plural form, a noun).
  7. Singular: distinctive; also, exceptional or unusual or pertaining to a single thing.
  8. Varied: see diverse; also, having different-colored markings (also a verb).

— Source: “40 Synonyms for ‘Different,’” www.dailywritingtips.com.

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