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dis·pro·por·tion

 (dĭs′prə-pôr′shən)
n.
1. Absence of proportion, symmetry, or proper relation: the disproportion between the gravity of geopolitical events and the time available to deal with them.
2. An instance of a disproportionate relation.
tr.v. dis·pro·por·tioned, dis·pro·por·tion·ing, dis·pro·por·tions
To make disproportionate.

disproportion

(ˌdɪsprəˈpɔːʃən)
n
1. lack of proportion or equality
2. an instance of disparity or inequality
vb
(tr) to cause to become exaggerated or unequal
ˌdisproˈportionable adj
ˌdisproˈportionableness n
ˌdisproˈportionably adv
ˌdisproˈportional adj

dis•pro•por•tion

(ˌdɪs prəˈpɔr ʃən, -ˈpoʊr-)

n.
1. lack of proportion; lack of proper relationship in size, number, etc.
2. something out of proportion.
v.t.
3. to make disproportionate.
[1545–55]

disproportion


Past participle: disproportioned
Gerund: disproportioning

Imperative
disproportion
disproportion
Present
I disproportion
you disproportion
he/she/it disproportions
we disproportion
you disproportion
they disproportion
Preterite
I disproportioned
you disproportioned
he/she/it disproportioned
we disproportioned
you disproportioned
they disproportioned
Present Continuous
I am disproportioning
you are disproportioning
he/she/it is disproportioning
we are disproportioning
you are disproportioning
they are disproportioning
Present Perfect
I have disproportioned
you have disproportioned
he/she/it has disproportioned
we have disproportioned
you have disproportioned
they have disproportioned
Past Continuous
I was disproportioning
you were disproportioning
he/she/it was disproportioning
we were disproportioning
you were disproportioning
they were disproportioning
Past Perfect
I had disproportioned
you had disproportioned
he/she/it had disproportioned
we had disproportioned
you had disproportioned
they had disproportioned
Future
I will disproportion
you will disproportion
he/she/it will disproportion
we will disproportion
you will disproportion
they will disproportion
Future Perfect
I will have disproportioned
you will have disproportioned
he/she/it will have disproportioned
we will have disproportioned
you will have disproportioned
they will have disproportioned
Future Continuous
I will be disproportioning
you will be disproportioning
he/she/it will be disproportioning
we will be disproportioning
you will be disproportioning
they will be disproportioning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been disproportioning
you have been disproportioning
he/she/it has been disproportioning
we have been disproportioning
you have been disproportioning
they have been disproportioning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been disproportioning
you will have been disproportioning
he/she/it will have been disproportioning
we will have been disproportioning
you will have been disproportioning
they will have been disproportioning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been disproportioning
you had been disproportioning
he/she/it had been disproportioning
we had been disproportioning
you had been disproportioning
they had been disproportioning
Conditional
I would disproportion
you would disproportion
he/she/it would disproportion
we would disproportion
you would disproportion
they would disproportion
Past Conditional
I would have disproportioned
you would have disproportioned
he/she/it would have disproportioned
we would have disproportioned
you would have disproportioned
they would have disproportioned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.disproportion - lack of proportion; imbalance among the parts of something
disparity - inequality or difference in some respect
symmetry, proportion - balance among the parts of something

disproportion

disproportion

noun
The condition or fact of being unequal, as in age, rank, or degree:
Translations

disproportion

[ˌdɪsprəˈpɔːʃən] Ndesproporción f

disproportion

[ˌdɪsprəˈpɔːrʃən] ndisproportion f
disproportion between sth and sth → disproportion entre qch et qch

disproportion

disproportion

[ˌdɪsprəˈpɔːʃn] nsproporzione f

dis·pro·por·tion

n. desproporción; desproporcionamiento.
References in classic literature ?
A numerous nobility causeth poverty, and inconvenience in a state; for it is a surcharge of expense; and besides, it being of necessity, that many of the nobility fall, in time, to be weak in fortune, it maketh a kind of disproportion, between honor and means.
The disproportion in their fortune was nothing; it did not give her a moment's regret; but to have no family to receive and estimate him properly, nothing of respectability, of harmony, of good will to offer in return for all the worth and all the prompt welcome which met her in his brothers and sisters, was a source of as lively pain as her mind could well be sensible of under circumstances of otherwise strong felicity.
They mistake their carriage and its horizontal lines for a proper measure of the normal plain, and therefore all the objects outside which really are in a horizontal position must show a disproportion of twenty to twenty-five degrees declivity, in regard to the mountain.
Most striking, perhaps, in their general appearance was the disproportion between the legs of these creatures and the length of their bodies; and yet--so relative is our idea of grace-- my eye became habituated to their forms, and at last I even fell in with their persuasion that my own long thighs were ungainly.
I always felt saddened by the sight of that poor girl's absolute quiescence on all occasions, and it was my custom to look at her, to address her, as seldom as possible; her extreme docility, her assiduous perseverance, would have recommended her warmly to my good opinion; her modesty, her intelligence, would have induced me to feel most kindly--most affectionately towards her, notwithstanding the almost ghastly plainness of her features, the disproportion of her form, the corpse-like lack of animation in her countenance, had I not been aware that every friendly word, every kindly action, would be reported by her to her confessor, and by him misinterpreted and poisoned.
Sterling by this time had two additional pupils; for though this gentleman's rise in the world was not of that meteor-like rapidity which the admirers of his extemporaneous eloquence had expected for a preacher whose voice demanded so wide a sphere, he had yet enough of growing prosperity to enable him to increase his expenditure in continued disproportion to his income.
A three weeks' residence at Delaford, where, in his evening hours at least, he had little to do but to calculate the disproportion between thirty-six and seventeen, brought him to Barton in a temper of mind which needed all the improvement in Marianne's looks, all the kindness of her welcome, and all the encouragement of her mother's language, to make it cheerful.
For the enjoyment the mind feels must come from the beauty and harmony which it perceives or contemplates in the things that the eye or the imagination brings before it; and nothing that has any ugliness or disproportion about it can give any pleasure.
She is a cold-hearted, vain woman, who has married entirely from convenience, and though evidently unhappy in her marriage, places her disappointment not to faults of judgment, or temper, or disproportion of age, but to her being, after all, less affluent than many of her acquaintance, especially than her sister, Lady Stornaway, and is the determined supporter of everything mercenary and ambitious, provided it be only mercenary and ambitious enough.
I had often heard him complain of the disproportion of his rank with his fortune; and I advised him to invest all he had in an annuity.
I know it is so; and I know it is not a mere natural disfigurement, like a criminal mutilation, or a hereditary disproportion in the features.
The soul which is in the soul of each, craving a perfect beatitude, detects incongruities, defects and disproportion in the behavior of the other.