Definition of 'divergent'
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And why are there such wildly divergent readings of the economic tea leaves? Times, Sunday Times (2009)How do we reconcile these two divergent sides of the story? Christianity Today (2000)Paradoxically, the brothers are closer for their divergent paths. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Furthermore, people have widely divergent views on what constitutes poor or good health. An Introduction to Community Health (1995)Third and last, attitudes to journalists have moved in two divergent ways. The Times Literary Supplement (2008)Such divergent opinions on the manager are common at all clubs and often determined by self-interest. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Why do these two centre-right politicians have such divergent views? Times, Sunday Times (2013)Above all, it was a try built on a friendship that has survived their careers taking wildly divergent courses. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The details matter less than the fact that these widely divergent views of the place of government in national life are unlikely to be bridged. Times, Sunday Times (2015)So I asked what lies behind her widely divergent choices for the recital. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Prior to the debacle of 1846 Peel was not wholly unsuccessful in uniting divergent interests. English Conservatism since the Restoration: An introduction and anthology (1990)It's as if their designers took a divergent evolutionary path from ours sometime back in the 1970s. Times, Sunday Times (2008)In this control, as in so many other aspects of values and behavior, the two different social spaces represented two divergent approaches to life. American Manhood: Transformations in Masculinity from the Revolution to the Modern Era (1993)The crucial task was to devise an approach, in the context of a specific case, which best reconciled the divergent interests of the various parties. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'divergent'
British English: divergent ADJECTIVE
Divergent things are different from each other.
...two people who have divergent views on this question.
Definition of divergent from the Collins English Dictionary
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