[ US /ˌdɪspɹəˈpɔɹʃənɪt/ ]
[ UK /dˌɪspɹəpˈɔːʃənət/ ]
  1. not proportionate
  2. out of proportion
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How To Use disproportionate In A Sentence

  • Another very common form of interaction between socially disproportionate individuals was that between Roman patricians and their freedmen.
  • You spend a disproportionate amount of your time on sport.
  • Scotland, as ever playing a disproportionate role in scientific breakthroughs, has had a significant part in the biogenetic revolution.
  • The life of the architect is so fraught with uncertainty and dilemmas that any clarification of the future, including astrology, is disproportionately welcome.
  • Readings take up a disproportionate amount of my time and, more importantly, emotional energy, I find.
  • Representatives from the Knights of Pythias secular fraternity were not able to offer insight into the disproportionate number of Jewish names on the plague. Laura Silver: On Veterans, Crosses And Shields
  • Japanese children with reading disabilities often have disproportionately more difficulty reading and writing kanji than kana.
  • In California, for example, a disproportionately high number of Hispanic teens are giving birth.
  • These developments are having marked negative impacts on women at work, for they are disproportionately represented in casual employment, with high rates of casualisation in feminised industries.
  • JD (S) leader M C Nanaiah said Palemar†™ s SO P B Belagavi was raided by the Lokayukta in 2002 for possessing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income and was later suspended. The Times of India
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