[dis-pruh-pawr-shuh n, -pohr-]
- lack of proportion; lack of proper relationship in size, number, etc.: architectural disproportions.
- something out of proportion: the disproportions of an awkward body.
- to make disproportionate.
Origin of disproportion
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Examples from the Web for disproportioned
Here, table, highboy chairs, and screen—mahogany, cherry, teak—looked nervous and disproportioned.Marco Roth’s Book Bag: The Anti-Memoir Memoir
October 1, 2013
Some have supposed that the punishment was disproportioned to the offence.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I
Francis Augustus Cox
"Touch it off," she said, with a disproportioned recklessness.Country Neighbors
His opinions were never fantastic, nor exaggerated, nor disproportioned.The History of Dartmouth College
Baxter Perry Smith
What does the morbid, disproportioned, overgrown home life do?The home
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
But also what inequality in their powers, and how disproportioned the instruments!Buffon's Natural History. Volume IX (of 10)
Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
- lack of proportion or equality
- an instance of disparity or inequality
- (tr) to cause to become exaggerated or unequal
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Word Origin and History for disproportioned
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