follow Dictionary.com

11 Trending Words of 2014

disproportion

[dis-pruh-pawr-shuh n, -pohr-] /ˌdɪs prəˈpɔr ʃən, -ˈpoʊr-/
noun
1.
lack of proportion; lack of proper relationship in size, number, etc.:
architectural disproportions.
2.
something out of proportion:
the disproportions of an awkward body.
verb (used with object)
3.
to make disproportionate.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; dis-1 + proportion; compare Middle French disproportion
Related forms
disproportionable, adjective
disproportionableness, noun
disproportionably, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for disproportionableness

disproportion

/ˌdɪsprəˈpɔːʃən/
noun
1.
lack of proportion or equality
2.
an instance of disparity or inequality
verb
3.
(transitive) to cause to become exaggerated or unequal
Derived Forms
disproportionable, adjective
disproportionableness, noun
disproportionably, adverb
disproportional, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for disproportionableness

disproportion

n.

1550s; see dis- + proportion.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for disproportion

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for disproportionableness

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends