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


not proportionate; out of proportion, as in size or number.


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Origin of disproportionate

First recorded in 1544–55; dis-1 + proportionate

OTHER WORDS FROM disproportionate

dis·pro·por·tion·ate·ly, adverbdis·pro·por·tion·ate·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for disproportionate


adjective (ˌdɪsprəˈpɔːʃənɪt)

out of proportion; unequal

verb (ˌdɪsprəˈpɔːʃəˌneɪt)

chem to undergo or cause to undergo disproportionation

Derived forms of disproportionate

disproportionately, adverbdisproportionateness, noun
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