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Disproportionate definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DISPROPORTIONATE, a. Not proportioned; unsymmetrical; unsuitable to something else, in bulk, from or value; inadequate. In a perfect form of the body, none of the limbs are disproportionate. It is wisdom not to undertake a work with disproportionate means.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: out of proportion [syn: disproportionate, disproportional] [ant: proportionate]
2: not proportionate

Merriam Webster's

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

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 lacking proportion. 2 relatively too large or small, long or short, etc. Derivatives: disproportionately adv. disproportionateness n.

Webster's 1913 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 work disproportionate means. -- Dis`pro*por"tion*ate*ly, adv. -- Dis`pro*por"tion*ate*ness, n.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

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... = excessive ? proportionate ADJ: oft ADJ to n disproportionately ...a disproportionately high suicide rate among young prisoners. ADV: ADV group, ADV with v

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Unsymmetrical, ill-proportioned, out of proportion. 2. [With to.] Out of proportion, lacking proportion, incommensurate (with), improperly proportioned, unsuitable, lacking proper adjustment or adaptation, ill-adapted. 3. Inadequate, insufficient, below requirement.

Moby Thesaurus

abnormal, absurd, aggrandized, aimless, amorphous, amplified, anomalous, antagonistic, antipathetic, asymmetric, asymmetrical, at cross-purposes, at loggerheads, at odds, at variance, at war, ballyhooed, capricious, casual, clashing, contradictory, contrary, cranky, cross, desultory, differing, disaccordant, disagreeable, disagreeing, disarticulated, discontinuous, discordant, discrepant, disharmonious, disjunct, disordered, disparate, dispersed, dissident, dissimilar, dissonant, divergent, erratic, exaggerated, excessive, exorbitant, extravagant, extreme, fitful, formless, frivolous, grandiloquent, grating, gratuitous, haphazard, high-flown, hit-or-miss, hostile, hyperbolic, ill-matched, ill-sorted, immethodical, immiscible, inaccordant, inadequate, inchoate, incoherent, incommensurable, incommensurate, incompatible, incongruous, inconsequent, inconsistent, inconsonant, indiscriminate, inflated, inharmonious, inordinate, insufficient, irreconcilable, irregular, jangling, jarring, lopsided, magnified, meaningless, mismatched, misshapen, negative, nonsymmetrical, nonsystematic, nonuniform, odd, off-balance, orderless, out of accord, out of proportion, out of whack, overbalanced, overdone, overdrawn, overemphasized, overemphatic, overestimated, overgreat, overlarge, overpraised, oversold, overstated, overstressed, overwrought, oxymoronic, paradoxical, planless, prodigal, profuse, promiscuous, puffed, random, repugnant, self-contradictory, senseless, shapeless, skew, skewed, spasmodic, sporadic, straggling, straggly, stretched, superlative, systemless, touted, unarranged, unbalanced, unclassified, uncongenial, undirected, unequal, uneven, unfair, ungraded, unharmonious, unjoined, unmethodical, unordered, unorganized, unsorted, unsymmetrical, unsystematic, ununiform, vague, variant, wandering



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