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unequal

[ uhn-ee-kwuhl ]
/ ʌnˈi kwəl /
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adjective
not equal; not of the same quantity, quality, value, rank, ability, etc.: People are unequal in their capacities.
not adequate, as in amount, power, ability, etc. (usually followed by to): strength unequal to the task.
not evenly proportioned or balanced; not having the parts alike or symmetrical: an unequal leaf.
uneven or variable in character, quality, etc.
Obsolete. inequitable; unfair; unjust.
noun
unequals, persons or things not equal to each other: a contest between obvious unequals.
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Origin of unequal

First recorded in 1525–35; un-1 + equal

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British Dictionary definitions for unequal

unequal
/ (ʌnˈiːkwəl) /

adjective
not equal in quantity, size, rank, value, etc
(foll by to) inadequate; insufficient
not evenly balanced
(of character, quality, etc) irregular; varying; inconsistent
(of a contest, etc) having competitors of different ability
obsolete unjust

Derived forms of unequal

unequally, adverb
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