[ dis-pruh-pawr-shuh-nl, -pohr- ]
/ ˌdɪs prəˈpɔr ʃə nl, -ˈpoʊr- /
not in proportion; disproportionate.
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Words nearby disproportional
OTHER WORDS FROM disproportionaldis·pro·por·tion·al·i·ty, dis·pro·por·tion·al·ness, noundis·pro·por·tion·al·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for disproportional
Pretty much like this act, so disproportional to the occasion, is Mr. Gladstone's leap out of the ministry to follow his book.'
The expenditures of the bankrupt have been disproportional to his fortune.Rise and Fall of Cesar Birotteau|Honore de Balzac