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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.
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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
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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.
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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"
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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.
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unequal

adjective
1. Lacking capability:
2. Not fair, right, or just:
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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
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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
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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
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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
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

unequal

(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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unequal

a. desigual; desproporcionado-a.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

unequal

adj desigual
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References in periodicals archive ?
Inequality, and Self-Respect, 19 RES PUBLICA 335, 335 (2013) (determining that the presence of "unequalising incentives undermines...
The speaker finished by asking the question: "Why do the common unequalising forces that seem to be present in developed countries not produce the same effect in most developing and emerging countries?" He proposed the answer lay in first, common globalisation forces playing out in different ways in each country; second, factors specific to each country context, such as changes in the economic environments and policies affecting income, wealth and the markets; and third, a combination of both.
There is one indisputable fact on which everyone can agree--namely, that growth has been unequalising in nature all over the region.