Definition of diverse in English:


Pronunciation /dʌɪˈvəːs/ /ˈdʌɪvəːs/


  • Showing a great deal of variety; very different.

    ‘a culturally diverse population’
    ‘subjects as diverse as architecture, language teaching, and the physical sciences’
    • ‘Three sample areas are given to the above right, each of which is most diverse in a different way.’
    • ‘The country is ethnically diverse, indicated by its four language groups.’
    • ‘An increasing number of students are from racially/ethnically diverse backgrounds.’
    • ‘Although many schools have become more ethnically diverse over time, they typically remain divided.’
    • ‘The electorate is as diverse in its settings as it is in its peoples.’
    • ‘We provide resource persons for our students from culturally diverse backgrounds.’
    • ‘Communication barriers are increasingly common in healthcare today as the population becomes more culturally diverse.’
    • ‘Educating a culturally and linguistically diverse student population poses new challenges to America's school systems.’
    • ‘Thus, studies of asthma in racially diverse populations appear to be warranted.’
    • ‘The aim was to try to attract a more diverse range of applicants.’
    • ‘"I prefer a more diverse range of music to listen to, " says Burridge.’
    • ‘The topics are as diverse as the origins of the students.’
    • ‘The most diverse range of extreme nationalist groups joined together under their leadership.’
    • ‘They possess the most diverse array of something, but it's not wrestling.’
    • ‘The central and western United States have a similarly diverse array of pyrrhotite occurrences.’
    • ‘Since then the department has become too diverse to be readily characterised as a school.’
    • ‘The biotic diversity of the grasslands has historically supported a diverse assemblage of species.’
    • ‘The trek also offers diverse fauna and flora and a good opportunity to spot blue sheep.’
    • ‘He says it will also promote the diverse Australian workforce in the global economy.’
    • ‘Both groups were predominantly single and diverse in terms of country of origin.’
    various, many and various, sundry, manifold, multiple
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Middle English variant of divers.



/dʌɪˈvəːs/ /ˈdʌɪvəːs/