Definition of disproportionate
: being out of proportion a disproportionate share
Examples of disproportionate in a Sentence
He believes that middle-class people bear a disproportionate share of the tax burden.
A disproportionate number of the students are poor.
Recent Examples of disproportionate from the Web
Private firms are much more productive, but state firms gobble up a disproportionate share of resources.
While the study didn’t look for dementia symptoms specifically, the authors point out that the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease is rising—and that minority communities are affected at disproportionate rates.
A key aspect of the initiative is to focus on people and places that have a disproportionate impact on an area, whether it’s habitual offenders or businesses and vacant homes that become a magnet for criminal activity.
Miami had sued two banks, Bank of America and Wells Fargo, charging that foreclosures had a disproportionate impact on majority-minority neighborhoods because the banks had engaged in discriminatory conduct.
In all, the CBO finds that a disproportionate number of the 22 million people who will lose health-insurance coverage under the BCRA will be people with low incomes.
A disproportionate amount of the 22 million people who will lose health-insurance coverage under the BCRA will be people with low incomes.
A new study suggests that people with anxiety and depression are consuming a disproportionate share of prescription painkillers, a finding that could add a new wrinkle to the epidemic of opioid use in the United States.
That volume of data also helped Amino identify location-specific trends, including areas with a disproportionate number of opioid use disorder diagnoses and prescriptions for addiction-fighting treatments like buprenorphine.
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DISPROPORTIONATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of disproportionate for English Language Learners
: having or showing a difference that is not fair, reasonable, or expected : too large or too small in relation to something
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