disproportionate

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

Definition of disproportionate

  1. :  being out of proportion a disproportionate share

disproportionately

adverb

Examples of disproportionate in a Sentence

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

  2. A disproportionate number of the students are poor.

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First Known Use of disproportionate

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DISPROPORTIONATE Defined for English Language Learners

disproportionate

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

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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