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Different vs Diverse vs Divergent vs Disparate vs Various

Different, diverse, divergent, disparate, various are comparable when they are used to qualify plural nouns and mean not identical or alike in kind or character.

Different often implies little more than distinctness or separateness. Sometimes, however, it implies contrast or contrariness.

Diverse is stronger and implies marked difference and decided contrast.

Divergent implies movement apart or along different courses and usually connotes the impossibility of an ultimate meeting, combination, or reconciliation.

Disparate implies absolute or essential difference, often as between incongruous or incompatible elements.

Various (see also MANY) commonly lays stress on the number of sorts or kinds.