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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 ?
But the most common and durable source of factions has been the various and unequal distribution of property.
If equally matched, we can offer battle; if slightly inferior in numbers, we can avoid the enemy; if quite unequal in every way, we can flee from him.
The left-hand scene presented the view of a very fine park, composed of very unequal ground, and agreeably varied with all the diversity that hills, lawns, wood, and water, laid out with admirable taste, but owing less to art than to nature, could give.
'A window?' Nutty's brain was a little fatigued and he felt himself unequal to grasping this.
I modestly declared myself to be quite unequal to the task imposed upon me--and I privately felt, all the time, that I was quite clever enough to perform it, if I only gave my own abilities a fair chance.
"No, it's nobody living," said Godfrey, unequal to the considerate skill with which he would have wished to make his revelation.
Let us first determine what are the proper limits of an oligarchy and a democracy, and what is just in each of these states; for all men have some natural inclination to justice; but they proceed therein only to a certain degree; nor can they universally point out what is absolutely just; as, for instance, what is equal appears just, and is so; but not to all; only among those who are equals: and what is unequal appears just, and is so; but not to all, only amongst those who are unequals; which circumstance some people neglect, and therefore judge ill; the reason for which is, they judge for themselves, and every one almost is the worst judge in his own cause.
Each of the aforesaid quantities is said to be equal or unequal. For instance, one solid is said to be equal or unequal to another; number, too, and time can have these terms applied to them, indeed can all those kinds of quantity that have been mentioned.
For military science to say this is like defining momentum in mechanics by reference to the mass only: stating that momenta are equal or unequal to each other simply because the masses involved are equal or unequal.
If our sides were unequal our angles might be unequal.
The long illness of her dear father prevented my paying her that attention which duty and affection equally dictated, and I have too much reason to fear that the governess to whose care I consigned her was unequal to the charge.
Racing planes and digs alike have suffered severely--the former from 'unequal deposits of half-frozen slush on their vans (and only those who have "held up" a badly balanced plane in a cross-wind know what that means), and the latter from loaded bows and snow-cased bodies.