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dis·par·i·ty

 (dĭ-spăr′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. dis·par·i·ties
1. The condition or fact of being unequal, as in age, rank, or degree; difference: "narrow the economic disparities among regions and industries" (Courtenay Slater).
2. Unlikeness; incongruity.

[French disparité, from Old French desparite, from Late Latin disparitās : Latin dis-, dis- + Late Latin paritās, equality; see parity1.]

disparity

(dɪˈspærɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. inequality or difference, as in age, rank, wages, etc
2. dissimilarity
Usage: See at discrepancy

dis•par•i•ty

(dɪˈspær ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
lack of similarity or equality; difference.
[1545–55; < Middle French desparite < Late Latin disparitās]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.disparity - inequality or difference in some respect
inequality - lack of equality; "the growing inequality between rich and poor"
far cry - a disappointing disparity; "it was a far cry from what he had expected"
gap, spread - a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures; "gap between income and outgo"; "the spread between lending and borrowing costs"
disconnect, disconnection, gulf - an unbridgeable disparity (as from a failure of understanding); "he felt a gulf between himself and his former friends"; "there is a vast disconnect between public opinion and federal policy"
disproportion - lack of proportion; imbalance among the parts of something

disparity

disparity

noun
1. The condition or fact of being unequal, as in age, rank, or degree:
3. A marked lack of correspondence or agreement:
Translations

disparity

[dɪsˈpærɪtɪ] N (= inequality, dissimilarity) → disparidad f

disparity

[dɪˈspærɪti] ndisparité f
disparities in sth [+ wealth, income, age, living standards] → disparité de qch
disparity between sth and sth → disparité entre qch et qch

disparity

nUngleichheit f, → Disparität f (geh)

disparity

[dɪsˈpærɪtɪ] ndisparità f inv
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Raising his cry of battle, which recalled some six or seven warriors, and reckless of the disparity of their numbers, he rushed upon his enemy.
The evil of the actual disparity in their ages (and Mr.
I might have seen there was too great a disparity between the ages of the parties to make it likely that they were man and wife.
A curious equality of friendship, originating, I suppose, in our respective circumstances, sprung up between me and these people, notwithstanding the ludicrous disparity in our years.
O the sense of distance and disparity that came upon me, and the inaccessibility that came about her!
It expected an easy victory; in fact, the disparity between the two opponents was so evident, that there seemed little chance of a contest of any kind.
They told me they trusted and confided their honour and good name to my virtue and rectitude alone, and bade me consider the disparity between Don Fernando and myself, from which I might conclude that his intentions, whatever he might say to the contrary, had for their aim his own pleasure rather than my advantage; and if I were at all desirous of opposing an obstacle to his unreasonable suit, they were ready, they said, to marry me at once to anyone I preferred, either among the leading people of our own town, or of any of those in the neighbourhood; for with their wealth and my good name, a match might be looked for in any quarter.
As great a disparity prevails between the States of Georgia and Delaware or Rhode Island.
Rather, as there was something abnormal and misbegotten in the very essence of the creature that now faced me--something seizing, surprising and revolting-- this fresh disparity seemed but to fit in with and to reinforce it; so that to my interest in the man's nature and character, there was added a curiosity as to his origin, his life, his fortune and status in the world.
Could men or plants but once elevate their thoughts to the vast scale of creation, it would teach them their own insignificance so plainly, would so unerringly make manifest the futility of complaints, and the immense disparity between time and eternity, as to render the useful lesson of contentment as inevitable as it is important.
When I consider the slight disparity of condition among the islanders--the very limited and inconsiderable prerogatives of the king and chiefs--and the loose and indefinite functions of the priesthood, most of whom were hardly to be distinguished from the rest of their countrymen, I am wholly at a loss where to look for the authority which regulates this potent institution.
Owing to the disparity of size between the Count and the doctor (the proportion being as two to one), there was some little difficulty in adjusting these habiliments upon the person of the Egyptian; but when all was arranged, he might have been said to be dressed.