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.
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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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