not level or flat; rough; rugged: The wheels bumped and jolted over the uneven surface.
irregular; varying; not uniform: The book is uneven in quality.
not equitable or fair; one-sided: an uneven contest.
not equally balanced; not symmetrical or parallel.
(of a number) odd; not divisible into two equal integers: The numerals 3, 5, and 7 are uneven.
- un·e·ven·ly, adverb
- un·e·ven·ness, noun
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How to use uneven in a sentence
Here’s a reminder that the labor market recovery in America is a very uneven picture.Investors hit pause on the markets rally as the nail-biter vote count drags on | Bernhard Warner | November 6, 2020 | Fortune
The fact is that company stakeholder performance, like company financial performance, is uneven.Why surveying the American public can help us change capitalism | matthewheimer | October 31, 2020 | Fortune
While ad spending over the last quarter was uneven and fragile, generally it wasn’t as bad as expected.As Q4 gathers pace, the ad industry braces for long-lasting economic trauma | Seb Joseph | October 30, 2020 | Digiday
Constantly disconnecting and reconnecting as the surface dictates helps keep the body level through both high-speed corners and over large, uneven potholes.
Builders have to avoid ecologically sensitive habitats and hard or uneven terrain—while staying close to existing electric grid infrastructure.Can farmland fix solar power’s real estate problem? | Tim McDonnell | October 8, 2020 | Quartz
Yet despite its overall unevenness, as a first-time director, Stewart should be proud of giving this story more coverage.'Rosewater' Review: Jon Stewart's Clumsy but Earnest Directorial Debut | Alex Suskind | September 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The truth is, there's a lot of unevenness about every season of SNL, stretching back to the classic days.
This printed sheet is then turned face down by the pressman and any unevenness of the impression noted.The Building of a Book | Various
The native part of the town is interesting from the variety and unevenness of the buildings.
The face of the fabric is twilled, the twills being uneven and irregular because of the unevenness of the yarn.Textiles | William H. Dooley
Even the unevenness of ground, which at first seems to be a defect, turns either into ornament or profit.The Worlds Greatest Books, Volume XIII. | Various
This obviates any tendency of the boring bit to run out of truth and thus cause unevenness on the face side of the jointed board.Woodwork Joints | William Fairham
British Dictionary definitions for uneven
(of a surface, etc) not level or flat
spasmodic or variable
not parallel, straight, or horizontal
not fairly matched: an uneven race
archaic not equal
- unevenly, adverb
- unevenness, noun
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