disproportionate

adj.
VERBS
be, seem
ADVERB
grossly, hugely, vastly, wildly
completely, quite, totally, wholly (law, esp. BrE)
PREPOSITION
to

The punishment was grossly disproportionate to the crime.

Disproportionate is used with these nouns: ↑amount, ↑effect, ↑impact, ↑influence, ↑number, ↑percentage, ↑representation, ↑share

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  • disproportionate — 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,… …   Law dictionary

  • 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

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