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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.
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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
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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.
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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"
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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
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uneven

adjective
1. Lacking consistency or regularity in quality or performance:
2. Having a surface that is not smooth:
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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
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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.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
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uneven

[ʌnˈiːvn] adj (heartbeat, work, quality, performance) → irregolare; (thickness) → ineguale; (ground) → disuguale, accidentato/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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