Definition of disproportionate
- a disproportionate share
He believes that middle-class people bear a disproportionate share of the tax burden.
A disproportionate number of the students are poor.
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: 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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to lower or disgrace the reputation of
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