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1 not having a level or smooth surface
  • the driveway is uneven and collects water in several large puddles whenever it rains

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2 not staying constant
  • the level of attendance at the ballpark has been very uneven this season

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3 inclined or twisted to one side
  • a goofy guy with an uneven grin

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rough, harsh, uneven, rugged, scabrous mean not smooth or even. rough implies points, bristles, ridges, or projections on the surface. a rough wooden board harsh implies a surface or texture distinctly unpleasant to the touch. a harsh fabric that chafes the skin uneven implies a lack of uniformity in height, breadth, or quality. an old house with uneven floors rugged implies irregularity or roughness of land surface and connotes difficulty of travel. a rugged landscape scabrous implies scaliness or prickliness of surface. a scabrous leaf

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The first known use of uneven was before the 12th century

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“Uneven.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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showing steady, earnest care and effort

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