disproportionate


dis·pro·por·tion·ate

adjective \-sh(ə-)nət\

: 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

:  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.

First Known Use of DISPROPORTIONATE

1555

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