disproportionate

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

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. dispread,
  2. disprize,
  3. disproof,
  4. disproportion,
  5. disproportional,
  6. disproportionation,
  7. disprove,
  8. dispur,
  9. disputable,
  10. disputant

Origin of disproportionate

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

Related formsdis·pro·por·tion·ate·ly, adverbdis·pro·por·tion·ate·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for disproportionately

disproportionate

adjective (ˌdɪsprəˈpɔːʃənɪt)

out of proportion; unequal

verb (ˌdɪsprəˈpɔːʃəˌneɪt)

chem to undergo or cause to undergo disproportionation
Derived Formsdisproportionately, adverbdisproportionateness, noun

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Word Origin and History for disproportionately

disproportionate

adj.

1550s, from dis- "not" + proportionate. Improportionate in same sense is from late 14c. Related: Disproportionately.

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