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unequal

[uhn-ee-kwuhl]
adjective
1.
not equal; not of the same quantity, quality, value, rank, ability, etc.: People are unequal in their capacities.
2.
not adequate, as in amount, power, ability, etc. (usually followed by to ): strength unequal to the task.
3.
not evenly proportioned or balanced; not having the parts alike or symmetrical: an unequal leaf.
4.
uneven or variable in character, quality, etc.
5.
Obsolete. inequitable; unfair; unjust.
noun
6.
unequals, persons or things not equal to each other: a contest between obvious unequals.

Origin:
1525–35; un-1 + equal

unequally, adverb
unequalness, noun
subunequal, adjective
subunequally, adverb
subunequalness, noun
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unequal (ʌnˈiːkwəl)
 
adj
1.  not equal in quantity, size, rank, value, etc
2.  (foll by to) inadequate; insufficient
3.  not evenly balanced
4.  (of character, quality, etc) irregular; varying; inconsistent
5.  (of a contest, etc) having competitors of different ability
6.  obsolete unjust
 
un'equally
 
adv

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unequal
1530s, "unjust, unfair," from un- (1) "not" + equal. Meaning "not the same in amount, size, quality, etc." is recorded from 1560s. Sense of "inadequate, insufficient" (to some task) is attested from 1690s.
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