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unequal

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adjective un·equal \ˌən-ˈē-kwəl\

Simple Definition of unequal

  • : not the same in a way that is unfair : giving more advantages, power, etc., to some people and less to other people for unfair reasons

  • : different in number, degree, quality, size, etc.

  • : not able to do what is needed

Full Definition of unequal

  1. 1 a :  not of the same measurement, quantity, or number as another b :  not like or not the same as another in degree, worth, or status

  2. 2 :  not uniform :  variable, uneven

  3. 3 a :  badly balanced or matched <an unequal contest> b :  contracted between unequals <unequal marriages> c archaic :  not equable

  4. 4 archaic :  not equitable :  unjust

  5. 5 :  inadequate, insufficient <unequal to the task>

un·equal·ly play \-kwə-lē\ adverb

Examples of unequal

  1. unequal academic standards for male and female students

  2. unequal justice based on race



1565

First Known Use of unequal

1565

Rhymes with unequal


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unequal

noun un·equal

Definition of unequal

  1. :  one that is not equal to another



1600

First Known Use of unequal

1600


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unequal

adverb un·equal

Definition of unequal

archaic

  1. :  in an unequal manner <unequal match'd — Shakespeare>



1602

First Known Use of unequal

1602


UNEQUAL Defined for Kids

unequal

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adjective un·equal \ˌən-ˈē-kwəl\

Definition of unequal

  1. 1 :  not alike (as in size or value)

  2. 2 :  badly balanced or matched <an unequal fight>

  3. 3 :  not having the needed abilities <They proved unequal to the task.>

un·equal·ly adverb




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