I adjective assymetrical, at odds, at variance, conflicting, contrary to reason, disaccordant, discordant, discrepant, disparate, divergent, excessive, ill-adapted, ill-matched, ill-proportioned, ill-sorted, ill-suited, illogical, impar, improperly proportioned, inaequalis, inapplicable, inapposite, inappropriate, incommensurable, incommensurate, incompatible, inconformable, incongruent, incongruous, inconsequent, inconsistent, inconsonant, infelicitous, inharmonious, inordinate, irrational, irreconcilable, lacking proportion, mismatched, not following, not in keeping, out of joint, out of keeping, out of place, out of proportion, overcharged, overmuch, poorly adapted, superfluous, too much, unapt, unbalanced, unbefitting, uncalled for, unconformable, undeserved, undeserving, undue, unequal, uneven, unfitting, unjustifiable, unreasonable, unseemly, unsuitable, unsymmetrical, untoward, unwarrantable, unwarranted, wanting in proportion associated concepts: disproportionate penalty, disproportionate to the value, punishment disproportionate to the crime II index disparate, excessive, inapposite, inappropriate, inapt, incommensurate, incongruous, inept (inappropriate), undue (excessive), unequal (unequivalent)

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  • Disproportionate — Dis pro*por tion*ate, a. Not proportioned; unsymmetrical; unsuitable to something else in bulk, form, value, or extent; out of proportion; inadequate; as, in a perfect body none of the limbs are disproportionate; it is wisdom not to undertake a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Disproportionate — may mean:*Not in fair or equal terms; see proportionality. *The act of disproportionation in redox chemistry …   Wikipedia

  • disproportionate — 1550s, from DIS (Cf. dis ) not + PROPORTIONATE (Cf. proportionate). Improportionate in same sense is from late 14c. Related: Disproportionately …   Etymology dictionary

  • disproportionate — [adj] out of balance asymmetric, excessive, incommensurate, inordinate, irregular, lopsided, nonsymmetrical, out of proportion, overbalanced, superfluous, too much, unequal, uneven, unreasonable, unsymmetrical; concepts 564,566,771 Ant. balanced …   New thesaurus

  • disproportionate — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ too large or too small in comparison with something else. DERIVATIVES disproportionately adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • disproportionate — [dis΄prə pôr′shə nit, dis′prə pôr′shə nət] adj. not proportionate; not in proportion disproportionately adv …   English World dictionary

  • disproportionate — dis|pro|por|tion|ate [ ,dısprə pɔrʃnət ] adjective if something is disproportionate, it is bigger or smaller than it should be in comparison to something else: I ve been given a disproportionate share of the work. disproportionate to: The size of …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • disproportionate — UK [ˌdɪsprəˈpɔː(r)ʃ(ə)nət] / US [ˌdɪsprəˈpɔrʃ(ə)nət] adjective if something is disproportionate, it is bigger or smaller than it should be in comparison to something else I ve been given a disproportionate share of the work. disproportionate to:… …   English dictionary

  • disproportionate — [[t]dɪ̱sprəpɔ͟ː(r)ʃənət[/t]] ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ to n Something that is disproportionate is surprising or unreasonable in amount or size, compared with something else. A disproportionate amount of time was devoted to one topic... This sentence is …   English dictionary

  • disproportionate — adj. VERBS ▪ be, seem ADVERB ▪ grossly, hugely, vastly, wildly ▪ completely, quite …   Collocations dictionary

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