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 (ĭn′kə-mĕn′sər-ĭt, -shər-)
a. Not commensurate; disproportionate: a reward incommensurate with their efforts.
b. Inadequate.
2. Incommensurable.

in′com·men′su·rate·ly adv.
in′com·men′su·rate·ness n.


1. (when: postpositive, often foll by with) not commensurate; disproportionate
2. incommensurable
ˌincomˈmensurately adv
ˌincomˈmensurateness n


(ˌɪn kəˈmɛn sər ɪt, -ʃər-)

1. not commensurate; disproportionate; inadequate.
2. incommensurable.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.incommensurate - not corresponding in size or degree or extent; "a reward incommensurate with his effort"
unequal - poorly balanced or matched in quantity or value or measure
commensurate - corresponding in size or degree or extent; "pay should be commensurate with the time worked"


[ˌɪnkəˈmenʃərɪt] ADJ (frm) → desproporcionado
to be incommensurate withno guardar relación con


to be incommensurate with somethingin keinem Verhältnis zu etw stehen
(= inadequate)unzureichend (to für)
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He said that the citizens and the police walk everyday alongside beggars, and no action is taken against them, and the penalty is incommensurate with the crime.
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amount of the fine per each occurrence (26) is obviously incommensurate
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