Definition of Disproportionate

1. Adjective. Out of proportion.

Exact synonyms: Disproportional
Antonyms: Proportionate



2. Adjective. Not proportionate.
Similar to: Incommensurate

Definition of Disproportionate

1. 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 work disproportionate means.

Definition of Disproportionate

1. Adjective. Not proportionate. ¹

2. Adjective. Out of proportion. ¹

3. Verb. (chemistry) To undergo disproportionation ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Disproportionate

disprofitable
disproof
disproofs
dispropertied
disproperties
disproperty
dispropertying
disproportion
disproportionable
disproportionableness
disproportionably
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disproportionalities
disproportionality
disproportionally
disproportionate (current term)
disproportionate dwarfism
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Literary usage of Disproportionate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Foundations of National Prosperity: Studies in the Conservation of by Richard Theodore Ely, Charles Kenneth Leith, Ralph Henry Hess, Thomas Nixon Carver (1917)
"That may be regarded as wasteful consumption Disproportion- which is disproportionate consumption with rente consumption, sped to the needs of the consumer ..."

2. No Minor Matter: Children in Maryland's Jails by Michael Bochenek, Human Rights Watch, Human Rights Watch (Organization) (1999)
"... The disproportionate Impact on Minority Youth A number of studies have found that minority children are disproportionately waived into criminal court, ..."

3. The Representative Significance of Form: An Essay in Comparative Aesthetics by George Lansing Raymond (1909)
"... Causing Expression to be Prolonged and Reiterated— Two Extremes to be Avoided : One the disproportionate Emphasis of Conditions Tending to Progress ..."

4. War Crimes in Bosnia-Hercegovina by Helsinki Watch (Organization : U.S.), Helsinki Watch, Helsinki Watch (Organization : U.S., Ivana Nizich (1993)
"... the use of siege warfare as a means through which to forcibly displace the civilian population and die indiscriminate and disproportionate use of force ..."

5. The Economic and Budget Outlook: Fiscal Years, 1999-2008 edited by Sherry Snyder (1998)
"Federal Payments for Medicaid Benefits, disproportionate Share Hospitals, and Administration in Selected Fiscal Years Outlays (Billions of dollars) Benefits ..."

6. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1907)
"... of the Federal Constitution, where it is not so unreasonable and disproportionate to the services rendered as to challenge the good faith of the law. ..."

7. The Bookman (1903)
"... in this material being that minute insect to which entomologists have given the altogether disproportionate name of Hypothetic inns eruditas West wood, ..."

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