- adj.VERBS▪ be, seemADVERB▪ grossly, hugely, vastly, wildly▪ completely, quite, totally, wholly (law, esp. BrE)PREPOSITION▪ to▪
The punishment was grossly disproportionate to the crime.
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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