disproportionate
adjective Date: 1555 being out of proportion <
a disproportionate share
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disproportionately adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • disproportionate — I adjective assymetrical, at odds, at variance, conflicting, contrary to reason, disaccordant, discordant, discrepant, disparate, divergent, excessive, ill adapted, ill matched, ill proportioned, ill sorted, ill suited, illogical, impar,… …   Law dictionary

  • Disproportionate — Dis pro*por tion*ate, a. Not proportioned; unsymmetrical; unsuitable to something else in bulk, form, value, or extent; out of proportion; inadequate; as, in a perfect body none of the limbs are disproportionate; it is wisdom not to undertake a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Disproportionate — may mean:*Not in fair or equal terms; see proportionality. *The act of disproportionation in redox chemistry …   Wikipedia

  • disproportionate — 1550s, from DIS (Cf. dis ) not + PROPORTIONATE (Cf. proportionate). Improportionate in same sense is from late 14c. Related: Disproportionately …   Etymology dictionary

  • disproportionate — [adj] out of balance asymmetric, excessive, incommensurate, inordinate, irregular, lopsided, nonsymmetrical, out of proportion, overbalanced, superfluous, too much, unequal, uneven, unreasonable, unsymmetrical; concepts 564,566,771 Ant. balanced …   New thesaurus

  • disproportionate — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ too large or too small in comparison with something else. DERIVATIVES disproportionately adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • disproportionate — [dis΄prə pôr′shə nit, dis′prə pôr′shə nət] adj. not proportionate; not in proportion disproportionately adv …   English World dictionary

  • disproportionate — dis|pro|por|tion|ate [ ,dısprə pɔrʃnət ] adjective if something is disproportionate, it is bigger or smaller than it should be in comparison to something else: I ve been given a disproportionate share of the work. disproportionate to: The size of …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • disproportionate — UK [ˌdɪsprəˈpɔː(r)ʃ(ə)nət] / US [ˌdɪsprəˈpɔrʃ(ə)nət] adjective if something is disproportionate, it is bigger or smaller than it should be in comparison to something else I ve been given a disproportionate share of the work. disproportionate to:… …   English dictionary

  • disproportionate — [[t]dɪ̱sprəpɔ͟ː(r)ʃənət[/t]] ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ to n Something that is disproportionate is surprising or unreasonable in amount or size, compared with something else. A disproportionate amount of time was devoted to one topic... This sentence is …   English dictionary

  • disproportionate — adj. VERBS ▪ be, seem ADVERB ▪ grossly, hugely, vastly, wildly ▪ completely, quite …   Collocations dictionary

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