t) KEY ADJECTIVE:
- Fundamentally distinct or different in kind; entirely dissimilar: "This mixture of apparently disparate materialsscandal and spiritualism, current events and eternal recurrencesis not promising on the face of it" (Gary Wills).
- Containing or composed of dissimilar or opposing elements: a disparate group of people who represented a cross section of the city.
, past participle of disparre
, to separate
; see dis-
, to prepare
; see per-1
in Indo-European rootsOTHER FORMS:dispa·rate·ly(Adverb)