- not equal; not of the same quantity, quality, value, rank, ability, etc.: People are unequal in their capacities.
- not adequate, as in amount, power, ability, etc. (usually followed by to): strength unequal to the task.
- not evenly proportioned or balanced; not having the parts alike or symmetrical: an unequal leaf.
- uneven or variable in character, quality, etc.
- Obsolete. inequitable; unfair; unjust.
- unequals, persons or things not equal to each other: a contest between obvious unequals.
Origin of unequal
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Examples from the Web for unequalness
The more I know of horses, the more natural I think men and women are in the unequalness of their marriages.The Love Affairs of an Old Maid
- not equal in quantity, size, rank, value, etc
- (foll by to) inadequate; insufficient
- not evenly balanced
- (of character, quality, etc) irregular; varying; inconsistent
- (of a contest, etc) having competitors of different ability
- obsolete unjust
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Word Origin and History for unequalness
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