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disproportionate

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adjective dis·pro·por·tion·ate \-sh(ə-)nət\

Simple Definition of disproportionate

  • : having or showing a difference that is not fair, reasonable, or expected : too large or too small in relation to something

Full Definition of disproportionate

  1. :  being out of proportion <a disproportionate share>

dis·pro·por·tion·ate·ly adverb

Examples of disproportionate

  1. He believes that middle-class people bear a disproportionate share of the tax burden.

  2. A disproportionate number of the students are poor.



1555

First Known Use of disproportionate

1555



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