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 work disproportionate means. -- {Dis`pro*por"tion*ate*ly}, adv. -- {Dis`pro*por"tion*ate*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • disproportionately — dis·proportionately …   English syllables

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