adjective un·even \ˌən-ˈē-vən\

: not level, flat, or smooth

: not straight or parallel

: not following a regular pattern : not the same in all parts or at all times

Full Definition of UNEVEN

a archaic :  unequal 1a
b :  odd 3a
a :  not even :  not level or smooth :  rugged, ragged <large uneven teeth> <uneven handwriting>
b :  varying from the straight or parallel
c :  not uniform :  irregular <uneven combustion>
d :  varying in quality <an uneven performance>
:  unequal 3a <an uneven confrontation>
un·even·ly adverb
un·even·ness \-və(n)-nəs\ noun

Examples of UNEVEN

  1. His breathing was shallow and uneven.
  2. You should check your car's tires often for signs of uneven wear.
  3. an uneven distribution of wealth
  4. We have an uneven number of players, so we'll have to rotate.

First Known Use of UNEVEN

before 12th century

Rhymes with UNEVEN


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