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disproportionate

[dis-pruh-pawr-shuh-nit, -pohr-] /ˌdɪs prəˈpɔr ʃə nɪt, -ˈpoʊr-/
adjective
1.
not proportionate; out of proportion, as in size or number.
Origin of disproportionate
1544-1555
1544-55; dis-1 + proportionate
Related forms
disproportionately, adverb
disproportionateness, noun
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  • His eyes were piercing but his visage was made plain by a disproportionate nose.

    Charles the Bold Ruth Putnam
  • The brain in Ants as in Man has undergone a disproportionate development.

    The Industries of Animals Frdric Houssay
  • Officials frequently have a disproportionate and exaggerated sense of the value of their own time.

  • Surely the gods, by miracle, must have checked so disproportionate a sacrifice!

    The Dragon Painter Mary McNeil Fenollosa
  • It need hardly be pointed out that immigration accounts for the disproportionate increase of population in the United States.

    Parenthood and Race Culture Caleb Williams Saleeby
British Dictionary definitions for disproportionate

disproportionate

adjective (ˌdɪsprəˈpɔːʃənɪt)
1.
out of proportion; unequal
verb (ˌdɪsprəˈpɔːʃəˌneɪt)
2.
(chem) to undergo or cause to undergo disproportionation
Derived Forms
disproportionately, adverb
disproportionateness, noun
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Word Origin and History for disproportionate
adj.

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

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