[ dis-pruh-pawr-shuh-nl, -pohr- ]
/ ˌdɪs prəˈpɔr ʃə nl, -ˈpoʊr- /


not in proportion; disproportionate.


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Origin of disproportional

First recorded in 1600–10; dis-1 + proportional

OTHER WORDS FROM disproportional

dis·pro·por·tion·al·i·ty, dis·pro·por·tion·al·ness, noundis·pro·por·tion·al·ly, adverb
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