An example of something disproportionate is a 28-inch waist with 50-inch hips.
(comparative more disproportionate, superlative most disproportionate)
(third-person singular simple present disproportionates, present participle disproportionating, simple past and past participle disproportionated)
- (chemistry) To undergo disproportionation
- The disproportionate rise in the case of females is probably due to the policy of the industrial arbitration court.
- It thereby loses the cost of rearing that number of people to adult age, and is left with a disproportionate number of children and old people.
- The ministry of Lord North, however, was tottering, and soon after fell; the Board of Trade was abolished by the passing of Burke's bill in 1782, and Gibbon's salary vanished with it - no trifle, for his expenditure had been for three years on a scale somewhat disproportionate to his private fortune.
- He had enunciated in his theses the far-reaching new principle that the congregation, and not the hierarchy, was the representative of the Church; and he sought henceforward to reorganize the Swiss constitution on the principles of representative democracy so as to reduce the wholly disproportionate voting power which, till then, the Forest Cantons had exercised.
- He held that a disproportionate importance had been given to kings, their ministers and generals, and that it was necessary rather to study the people.