- Word Parts
|part of speech:
||having resemblance or likeness.
Joan and Joanna are similar names.The houses are quite similar to each other, but they're painted different colors.The two songs are similar in style.
- alike, comparable, like
- different, disparate, dissimilar, distinct, divergent, diverse, unalike, unlike
- similar words:
- akin, allied, analogous, approximate, close, cognate, congruous, correspondent, corresponding, equivalent, kindred, matching, parallel, related
||compatible, double, equal, even, indistinguishable, kin, like, mutual, near, same, twin, uniform
The word similar
contains the following parts:
that means like, similar
that means of, pertaining to, or resembling
More about this word part:
The suffix -ar1attaches to bound Latinate bases to form adjectives. Most adjectives ending in -ar1 combine with the suffix -ity to form nouns ending in -arity. -ar1 is a variant of -al2, -ial that for phonological reasons occurs with bases ending in 'l'.