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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.
One that is not the equal of another.

un·e′qual·ly adv.
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Adv.1.unequally - in an unequal or partial mannerunequally - in an unequal or partial manner; "profits were distributed unevenly"; "angry at being dealt with so unequally"
evenly, equally - in equal amounts or shares; in a balanced or impartial way; "a class evenly divided between girls and boys"; "they split their winnings equally"; "deal equally with rich and poor"
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[ˈʌnˈiːkwəlɪ] ADVdesigualmente



(anˈiːkwəl) adjective
not equal in quantity, quality etc. They got unequal shares of / an unequal share in the money.
unˈequally adverb
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The fact is, that there was considerable difficulty in inducing Oliver to take upon himself the office of respiration,--a troublesome practice, but one which custom has rendered necessary to our easy existence; and for some time he lay gasping on a little flock mattress, rather unequally poised between this world and the next: the balance being decidedly in favour of the latter.
Everybody knows that the great reversed triangle of land, with its base in the north and its apex in the south, which is called India, embraces fourteen hundred thousand square miles, upon which is spread unequally a population of one hundred and eighty millions of souls.
The inequality in marriage, in his opinion, lay in the fact that the infidelity of the wife and infidelity of the husband are punished unequally, both by the law and by public opinion.
After ten thousand generations, species (A) is supposed to have produced three forms, a10, f10, and m10, which, from having diverged in character during the successive generations, will have come to differ largely, but perhaps unequally, from each other and from their common parent.
It is a truly wonderful fact--the wonder of which we are apt to overlook from familiarity--that all animals and all plants throughout all time and space should be related to each other in group subordinate to group, in the manner which we everywhere behold--namely, varieties of the same species most closely related together, species of the same genus less closely and unequally related together, forming sections and sub-genera, species of distinct genera much less closely related, and genera related in different degrees, forming sub-families, families, orders, sub-classes, and classes.
In such cases as this, it is, I believe, the established mode to express a sense of obligation for the sentiments avowed, however unequally they may be returned.
From a natural cause, these constellations shone with a soft luster; they did not twinkle, for there was no atmosphere which, by the intervention of its layers unequally dense and of different degrees of humidity, produces this scintillation.
This accident, depending primarily on the skill and virtue of the parties, of which there is every degree, and secondarily on patrimony, falls unequally, and its rights of course are unequal.
My two natures had memory in common, but all other faculties were most unequally shared between them.
Worldly goods are divided unequally, and man must not repine.
Robert James Rodgers, 60, claimed he was treated unfairly and unequally after being denied early release from prison under the discretionary Government power.
In order to gain the attention of IBM i shops that earlier were displeased with the way the IBM i development environment was treated unequally within RTC, the cooperative change management software, IBM Rational Team Concert, has added an IBM i component to its capabilities.