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un·e·qual

 (ŭn-ē′kwəl)
adj.
1. Not the same in any measurable aspect, such as extent or quantity.
2. Not the same as another in rank or social position.
3. Consisting of ill-matched opponents: an unequal race.
4. Having unbalanced sides or parts; asymmetric.
5. Not even or consistent; variable.
6. Not having the required abilities; inadequate: "It was maddening to be unequal to many enterprises" (D.H. Lawrence).
7. Not fair. See Usage Note at equal.
n.
One that is not the equal of another.

un·e′qual·ly adv.

unequal

(ʌnˈiːkwəl)
adj
1. not equal in quantity, size, rank, value, etc
2. (foll by to) inadequate; insufficient
3. not evenly balanced
4. (of character, quality, etc) irregular; varying; inconsistent
5. (of a contest, etc) having competitors of different ability
6. obsolete unjust
unˈequally adv

un•e•qual

(ʌnˈi kwəl)

adj.
1. not equal; not of the same rank, ability, etc.
2. not adequate, as in amount or ability (usu. fol. by to).
n.
3. persons or things not equal to each other.
un•e′qual•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unequal - poorly balanced or matched in quantity or value or measureunequal - poorly balanced or matched in quantity or value or measure
incommensurate - not corresponding in size or degree or extent; "a reward incommensurate with his effort"
equal - having the same quantity, value, or measure as another; "on equal terms"; "all men are equal before the law"
2.unequal - lacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task; "inadequate training"; "the staff was inadequate"; "she was unequal to the task"
unsatisfactory - not giving satisfaction; "shops should take back unsatisfactory goods"; "her performance proved to be unsatisfactory"; "life is becoming increasingly unsatifactory"; "our discussion was very unsatisfactory"

unequal

adjective
1. disproportionate, uneven, unbalanced, unfair, irregular, unjust, inequitable, ill-matched the unequal power relationships between men and women
2. different, differing, dissimilar, unlike, varying, variable, disparate, unmatched, not uniform These pipes appear to me to be all of unequal length.
different like, similar, equal, matched, equivalent, uniform, identical
3. (with to) not up to, not qualified for, inadequate for, insufficient for, found wanting in, not cut out for (informal), incompetent at Her critics say that she has proved unequal to the task.

unequal

adjective
1. Lacking capability:
2. Not fair, right, or just:
Translations
غَيْر مُتَسأو
nestejný
ulig
nem egyenlő
ójafn
nevienādsnevienlīdzīgs
nerovnaký
eşit olmayanfarklı

unequal

[ˈʌnˈiːkwəl] ADJ
1. (= unfair) → desigual
the unequal distribution of wealthla distribución desigual de la riqueza
2. (= differing) [size, length] → distinto
her feet are of unequal sizestiene los pies de distinto tamaño
3. (= inadequate) to be unequal to a taskno estar a la altura de una tarea

unequal

[ˌʌnˈiːkwəl] adj
(= unfair) [contest, relationship, distribution] → inégal(e); [political system] → inégalitaire
unequal pay → les inégalités de salaire
That's certainly the main reason given by men for unequal pay → C'est certainement la raison principale invoquée par les hommes pour justifier les inégalités de salaire.
(= inadequate) to be unequal to sth → ne pas être à la hauteur de qch
She was unequal to the task → Elle n'était pas à la hauteur de la tâche.
to feel unequal to sth → ne pas se sentir à la hauteur de qch
I felt quite unequal to the challenge → Je ne me sentais pas vraiment à la hauteur du défi.
He felt unequal to the job → Il ne se sentait pas à la hauteur., Il ne se sentait pas à la hauteur de la tâche.
(= different) [size, length] → inégal(e)
to be of unequal sizes → être de taille inégale

unequal

adjungleich; standard, qualityunterschiedlich, ungleichförmig; workunausgeglichen; unequal in lengthunterschiedlich or verschieden or ungleich lang; to be unequal to a taskeiner Aufgabe (dat)nicht gewachsen sein; to be unequal to doing somethingunfähig or nicht fähig sein, etw zu tun

unequal

[ʌnˈiːkwl] adj (length, objects) → disuguale; (amounts) → diverso/a; (division of labour) → ineguale
to be unequal to a task (frm) → non essere all'altezza di un compito

unequal

(anˈiːkwəl) adjective
not equal in quantity, quality etc. They got unequal shares of / an unequal share in the money.
unˈequally adverb

unequal

a. desigual; desproporcionado-a.

unequal

adj desigual
References in classic literature ?
The tender limbs of my daughters are unequal to these hardships," said Munro, looking at the light footsteps of his children, with a parent's love; "we shall find their fainting forms in this desert.
Glistening sidewalks, with little pools of rain, here and there, along their unequal surface; umbrellas displayed ostentatiously in the shop-windows, as if the life of trade had concentrated itself in that one article; wet leaves of the, horse-chestnut or elm-trees, torn off untimely by the blast and scattered along the public way; an unsightly, accumulation of mud in the middle of the street, which perversely grew the more unclean for its long and laborious washing,--these were the more definable points of a very sombre picture.
Full of concern, therefore -- but so conscious of her own right that it seemed scarcely an unequal match between the public on the one side, and a lonely woman, backed by the sympathies of nature, on the other -- Hester Prynne set forth from her solitary cottage.
On one side hung a very large oil-painting so thoroughly besmoked, and every way defaced, that in the unequal cross-lights by which you viewed it, it was only by diligent study and a series of systematic visits to it, and careful inquiry of the neighbors, that you could any way arrive at an understanding of its purpose.
He was like a wounded animal in the forest; he was forced to compete with his enemies upon unequal terms.
Not unfrequently, through Emma's persuasion, he had some of the chosen and the best to dine with him: but evening parties were what he preferred; and, unless he fancied himself at any time unequal to company, there was scarcely an evening in the week in which Emma could not make up a cardtable for him.
His spirits, during the last two or three days, though still very unequal, were greatly improved--he grew more and more partial to the house and environs--never spoke of going away without a sigh--declared his time to be wholly disengaged--even doubted to what place he should go when he left them--but still, go he must.
Partly because it is his nature--and we can none of us help our nature; and partly because he has painful thoughts, no doubt, to harass him, and make his spirits unequal.
I shall not be at peace,' moaned Catherine, recalled to a sense of physical weakness by the violent, unequal throbbing of her heart, which beat visibly and audibly under this excess of agitation.
The powers of Shakespeare himself would be unequal to the emergency
I am growing more and more unequal to the task I have set myself.
Peggotty, and been well paid in being asked to do it, yet she persisted, all day long, in toiling under weights that she was quite unequal to, and fagging to and fro on all sorts of unnecessary errands.