similarity

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Resemblance
Nouns
1. similarity, resemblance, likeness, similitude, semblance; affinity, approximation, parallelism; agreement; analogy; family likeness; alliteration, rhyme, pun. See imitation, nearness, conformity.
2. repetition; sameness, identity; uniformity, equality; parallel; simile, [spitting] image; counterpart; striking, speaking, or faithful likeness; double, twin, picture. Informal, chip off the old block. Slang, [dead] ringer, spit and image. See copy.
Verbs
1. look like, look alike, resemble; bear resemblance; smack of; approximate, partake of; parallel, match; take after; imitate; assimilate.
2. compare, identify, parallel, relate. See relation.
Adjectives — similar; resembling, like, alike; twin, analogous, analogical; parallel, of a piece; so; much the same; near, close, something like; comparable; akin; mock, pseudo, simulating, representing; exact, lifelike, faithful; true to nature, true to life, the very image, the very picture of; like [as] two peas in a pod, cast in the same mold, in the same boat.
Adverbs — similarly, as if, so to speak, as it were, quasi, just as, à la; such as.
Phrases — all cats are gray in the dark; birds of a feather flock together; like breeds like; comparisons are odious; great minds think alike.
Quotations — The road up and the road down are one and the same (Heraclitus), Comparisons are odorous (Shakespeare), Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? (Shakespeare).
Antonyms, see difference, deviation.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. correspondence, likeness, resemblance, similitude, parallelism, semblance, agreement, affinity, kinship, analogy, closeness, approximation, conformity, congruity, concordance, concurrence, coincidence, harmony, comparability, identity, community, relation, correlation, relationship, proportion, parity, comParison, simile, interrelation, homogeneity, association, connection, similar form, similar appearance, like quality, point of likeness.
Ant. difference*, variance, dissimilarity.
See Synonym Study at likeness .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
likeness, resemblance, comparison, sameness, equivalence, correspondence, mirror image, semblance, homogeneity, analogy, parity, affinity.
ANT.: difference, contrast, opposition
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun The quality or state of being alike: affinity, alikeness, analogy, comparison, correspondence, likeness, parallelism, resemblance, similitude, uniformity, uniformness. See SAME.

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