adj. Euphemism applying to persons who have a handicap, particularly a behavioral or mental inadequacy. Can be found in the phrase "differently abled," which means (let's face it), "disabled." To be "different" in the most widely-used sense of the term is a bad thing; it means you are retarded. Cf. special, short bus.
Kid: Bobby is incredibly stupid and clumsy, Mr. Mackey.

School Counselor: Son, let's not think those bad thoughts! Bobby is...different. He's just a little "differently abled" from you or I, m'kay? We can't use our language to take water out of his bucket.

Kid: You mean to say he is retarded and rides the short bus.

Counselor: Now, "retarded" is a word that they used back in Germany in the 1930's, but we have moved past that now haven't we...
by Carl Willis August 25, 2004
A pseudo-polite way of saying something is unpleasantly weird or unacceptable. Chiefly used in the midwestern United States.
"Grandma, look at my nose ring!"

"That's... different."
by gregor_y July 10, 2008
Something everybody is scared to be, for they fear they will be rejected by society if they are. Those who are different are often labeled as: weird, crazy, deficient, stupid, a loser, or just a "reject".
Me: I despise people who just roll along with the population, instead of making their own path. People who can't develop critical thinking, therefore they go by the information that this close-minded society has sewn into them. People with a mediocre mentality, that does not allow them to look outside the box and to make their own opinions, thus shaping themselves into just another "brick on society's wall". A society that encourages order, discipline, and uniformity, instead of originality and spontaneity. A society made by them. Ironic isn't it?

Be different.
by Tempo421 October 08, 2008
a person who is not afraid to be themselves, instead of following the crowd, a unique person with a great personality.
girl 1- Michelle is cool, shes so different
girl2 - yea i like her too, shes unique and real
cool great personality unique
by Sarah Collins1234 November 22, 2010
Opposite to the phrase, "same". Used for comedic purposes or to show that you are different from the speaker and does not think you fit the statement.
Guy 1: Man i like dicks.
Guy 2: Different.
by DucNukem January 15, 2008
Secret code word for high
Person 1: Are u different right now?
High person: So different

PErson 1: are you different right now?
non stoner: WHAT THE FUCK?
by nutmeg lover October 07, 2008
When you do something that is odd/unexpected/eccentric that ends up owning the person or thing you did it to. Usually a spontaneous flair of expertise/finesse that comes across as abnormal or strange.
OMG that guy got a head shot while jumping from a building to a ledge, DIFFERENT!

Man, Mayweather gave that hatton a left hook while moving backwards, he's different.

Shit, you don't train or eat or anything and you deadlift 160kg like that, you're different.
by Inyoassboi September 01, 2009
what everyone wants to be thous making them average and not knowing it
girl 1: i hate being like everyone else i want to be different
girl 2: so do i i hate being normal
by stardust25 June 05, 2010

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