Definition of Disproportionately

1. Adverb. Out of proportion. "This wall is disproportionately long"

Partainyms: Disproportionate
Antonyms: Proportionately



2. Adverb. To a disproportionate degree. "His benefits were disproportionately generous"
Partainyms: Disproportionate
Antonyms: Proportionately

Definition of Disproportionately

1. Adverb. in a disproportionate manner ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Disproportionately

dispropertied
disproperties
disproperty
dispropertying
disproportion
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disproportionality
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disproportionate dwarfism
disproportionated
disproportionately (current term)
disproportionateness
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disprovabilities

Literary usage of Disproportionately

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

1. Darwin and After Darwin: An Exposition of the Darwinian Theory and a by George John Romanes, Conwy Lloyd Morgan (1892)
"Again, as Dr. Robinson observes, the attitude, and the disproportionately large development of the arms as compared with the legs give all the photographs a ..."

2. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by William Wilson Hunter (1886)
"The Permanent Settlement was extended to the District at a time when it was unprepared for such a measure, and the assessment is disproportionately light. ..."

3. Library of Natural History by Richard Lydekker (1901)
"disproportionately large. Common to both Hemispheres, one genus of the group occurs iQ Celebes, and is thus the most eastern represent- ^. ..."

4. Comparative Electro-physiology: A Physico-physiological Study by Jagadis Chandra Bose (1907)
"... summated effect of latent components raises tonicity and excitability—Response not always disproportionately greater than stimulus—Instances of stimulus ..."

5. The London Medical Gazette (1849)
"... and »here the patients have been walking about for some time, compressing the bones against one another, and causing the fascia to be disproportionately ..."

6. On chronic bronchitis: Especially as Connected with Gout, Emphysema, and by Edward Headlam Greenhow (1869)
"... IN INDIVIDUALS—FREQUENT EXISTENCE OF BOTH DISEASES IN SAME FAMILIES—GOUT disproportionately COMMON AMONGST BRONCHITIC PATIENTS—HABITUAL ALTERNATIONS OF ..."

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