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un·e·ven

 (ŭn-ē′vən)
adj. un·e·ven·er, un·e·ven·est
1.
a. Not equal, as in size, length, or quality.
b. Having ill-matched opponents: an uneven contest.
2. Not consistent or uniform: an uneven color.
3. Not smooth or level: the uneven surface of a cobblestone road.
4. Not straight or parallel: uneven margins.
5. Of, relating to, or being an odd number.
6. Obsolete Not fair or equitable.

un·e′ven·ly adv.
un·e′ven·ness n.

uneven

(ʌnˈiːvən)
adj
1. (of a surface, etc) not level or flat
2. spasmodic or variable
3. not parallel, straight, or horizontal
4. not fairly matched: an uneven race.
5. archaic not equal
6. obsolete unjust
unˈevenly adv
unˈevenness n

un•e•ven

(ʌnˈi vən)

adj.
1. not level or flat; rough.
2. not uniform; varying, as in quality.
3. not equitable or fair; one-sided.
4. not balanced; not symmetrical or parallel.
5. (of a number) odd; not divisible into two equal integers: The numerals 3, 5, and 7 are uneven.
[before 900]
un•e′ven•ly, adv.
un•e′ven•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.uneven - not even or uniform as e.g. in shape or textureuneven - not even or uniform as e.g. in shape or texture; "an uneven color"; "uneven ground"; "uneven margins"; "wood with an uneven grain"
rough, unsmooth - having or caused by an irregular surface; "trees with rough bark"; "rough ground"; "rough skin"; "rough blankets"; "his unsmooth face"
unsteady - subject to change or variation; "her unsteady walk"; "his hand was unsteady as he poured the wine"; "an unsteady voice"
even - being level or straight or regular and without variation as e.g. in shape or texture; or being in the same plane or at the same height as something else (i.e. even with); "an even application of varnish"; "an even floor"; "the road was not very even"; "the picture is even with the window"
2.uneven - (of a contest or contestants) not fairly matched as opponentsuneven - (of a contest or contestants) not fairly matched as opponents; "vaudeville...waged an uneven battle against the church"
unequal - poorly balanced or matched in quantity or value or measure
3.uneven - not divisible by two
4.uneven - variable and recurring at irregular intervals ; "an uneven gait"; "uneven spacing"
unsteady - subject to change or variation; "her unsteady walk"; "his hand was unsteady as he poured the wine"; "an unsteady voice"
5.uneven - lacking consistency; "the golfer hit the ball well but his putting was spotty"
inconsistent - displaying a lack of consistency; "inconsistent statements cannot both be true at the same time"; "inconsistent with the roadmap"

uneven

adjective
1. rough, bumpy, not flat, not level, not smooth He staggered on the uneven surface of the car park.
rough even, level, flat, plane, smooth
2. irregular, unsteady, fitful, variable, broken, fluctuating, patchy, intermittent, jerky, changeable, spasmodic, inconsistent He could hear that her breathing was uneven.
3. unequal, unfair, one-sided, ill-matched It was an uneven contest.
4. lopsided, unbalanced, asymmetrical, odd, out of true, not parallel a flat head accentuated by a short, uneven crew-cut

uneven

adjective
1. Lacking consistency or regularity in quality or performance:
2. Having a surface that is not smooth:
Translations
غَيْر مُتسأو في الجَوْدَهغَيْر مُسْتَوٍ
nerovnýnestejný
uensartetujævn
desigualdesniveladodespatronizadodesuniformeirregular
egyenlõtlen
misjafnósléttur
nevienodas
nelīdzensnevienādsnevienmērīgs
neenakneravenpoševen
aynı kararda olmayandeğişkendüz olmayanengebeli

uneven

[ˈʌnˈiːvən] ADJ
1. (= not flat or straight) [surface, wall, road] → desigual, irregular; [teeth] → desigual
2. (= irregular) [breathing, rate] → irregular
it was an uneven performancefue una actuación irregular
3. (= unfair) [distribution] → desigual, poco equitativo; [contest] → desigual
the uneven distribution of aidla distribución desigual or poco equitativa de las ayudas

uneven

[ˌʌnˈiːvən] adj
(= not smooth) [surface, edge, path] → inégal(e); [teeth, wall] → irrégulier/ière
(= irregular) [breathing, rate] → irrégulier/ière
(= patchy) [performance, acting] → inégal(e)
(= unequal) [contest, distribution] → inégal(e)
It was an uneven contest → C'était une lutte inégale.

uneven

adj
(= not level) surfaceuneben; (= irregular) lineungerade; thicknessungleich; pulse, breathing, teethunregelmäßig; voiceunsicher, schwankend; pace, rate, colour, distributionungleichmäßig; qualityunterschiedlich; temperunausgeglichen; contest, competitionungleich; the engine sounds unevender Motor läuft ungleichmäßig
numberungerade

uneven

[ʌnˈiːvn] adj (heartbeat, work, quality, performance) → irregolare; (thickness) → ineguale; (ground) → disuguale, accidentato/a

uneven

(anˈiːvn) adjective
1. not even. The road surface here is very uneven.
2. (of work etc) not all of the same quality. His work is very uneven.
unˈevenness noun
unˈevenly adverb
in an uneven or unequal way. The teams are unevenly matched.
References in classic literature ?
Hannah washed and ironed them for me, and I marked them all myself," said Beth, looking proudly at the somewhat uneven letters which had cost her such labor.
She was fond of her children in an uneven, impulsive way.
The path soon became more uneven, and the travelers could plainly perceive that the mountains drew nigher to them on each hand, and that they were, in truth, about entering one of their gorges.
I knew this common very well; it was for the most part very uneven ground, covered with heather and dark-green furze bushes, with here and there a scrubby old thorn-tree; there were also open spaces of fine short grass, with ant-hills and mole-turns everywhere; the worst place I ever knew for a headlong gallop.
On the uneven floor it was a task for a man to start one of these trucks, unless he was a giant; and when it was once started he naturally tried his best to keep it going.
Bordering this path, in a broken, uneven line, are the villa residences of modern Aldborough -- fanciful little houses, standing mostly in their own gardens, and possessing here and there, as horticultural ornaments, staring figure- heads of ships doing duty for statues among the flowers.
In this state they set forth with the sharp rain driving in their faces: clattering at a heavy dragoon trot over the uneven town pavement, and out upon the mire-deep roads.
Repeating 'no', and 'not the least', and other short assurances to the same purport, Doctor Strong jogged on before us, at a queer, uneven pace; and we followed: Mr.
That which gave me most uneasiness among these maids of honour(when my nurse carried me to visit then) was, to see them use me without any manner of ceremony, like a creature who had no sort of consequence: for they would strip themselves to the skin, and put on their smocks in my presence, while I was placed on their toilet, directly before their naked bodies, which I am sure to me was very far from being a tempting sight, or from giving me any other emotions than those of horror and disgust: their skins appeared so coarse and uneven, so variously coloured, when I saw them near, with a mole here and there as broad as a trencher, and hairs hanging from it thicker than packthreads, to say nothing farther concerning the rest of their persons.
It was Pantocyclus -- the illustrious Circle mentioned above, as the queller of the Colour Revolt -- who first convinced mankind that Configuration makes the man; that if, for example, you are born an Isosceles with two uneven sides, you will assuredly go wrong unless you have them made even -- for which purpose you must go to the Isosceles Hospital; similarly, if you are a Triangle, or Square, or even a Polygon, born with any Irregularity, you must be taken to one of the Regular Hospitals to have your disease cured; otherwise you will end your days in the State Prison or by the angle of the State Executioner.
The arena was immense but extremely uneven and unkempt.
A slight declivity ended in an uneven bottom, at fifteen fathoms depth.