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unequal


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Unequal  \Un*e"qual\,  a.  [Cf.  {Inequal}.] 
  1.  Not  equal;  not  matched;  not  of  the  same  size,  length, 
  breadth,  quantity,  strength,  talents,  acquirements,  age, 
  station,  or  the  like  as  the  fingers  are  of  unequal 
  length;  peers  and  commoners  are  unequal  in  rank. 
 
  2.  Ill  balanced  or  matched;  disproportioned;  hence  not 
  equitable;  partial;  unjust;  unfair. 
 
  Against  unequal  arms  to  fight  in  pain.  --Milton. 
 
  Jerome,  a  very  unequal  relator  of  the  opinion  of  his 
  adversaries.  --John 
  Worthington. 
 
  To  punish  me  for  what  you  make  me  do  Seems  much 
  unequal.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Not  uniform;  not  equable;  irregular;  uneven;  as  unequal 
  pulsations;  an  unequal  poem. 
 
  4.  Not  adequate  or  sufficient;  inferior;  as  the  man  was 
  unequal  to  the  emergency;  the  timber  was  unequal  to  the 
  sudden  strain. 
 
  5.  (Bot.)  Not  having  the  two  sides  or  the  parts  symmetrical. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  unequal 
  adj  1:  not  equal  in  amount;  "they  distributed  unlike  (or  unequal) 
  sums  to  the  various  charities"  [syn:  {unlike}]  [ant:  {like}] 
  2:  poorly  balanced  or  matched  in  quantity  or  value  or  measure 
  [ant:  {equal}] 




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