Uneven definition

ŭn-ēvən
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Of, relating to, or being an odd number.
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Not even.
  • Not level, smooth, or flat; rough; irregular.
  • Not straight or parallel.
  • Unequal, as in length or thickness.
  • Not uniform; varying; fluctuating.
  • Not equally balanced or matched.
  • Not equitable; unfair.
  • (math.) Odd; not evenly divisible by two.
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Not consistent or uniform.

An uneven color.

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Not even.
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Not level or smooth.
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(obsolete) Not fair or equitable.
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Not equal, as in size, length, or quality.
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Varying in quality.
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Not smooth or level.

The uneven surface of a cobblestone road.

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Not straight or parallel.

Uneven margins.

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Having ill-matched opponents.

An uneven contest.

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Other Word Forms

Adjective

Base Form:
uneven
Comparative:
unevener
Superlative:
unevenest

Origin of uneven

  • From Middle English uneven, from Old English unefen (“unequal, unlike, dissimilar, diverse, irregular"), equivalent to un- +"Ž even. Cognate with Dutch oneven (“unequal, uneven, odd"), German uneben (“uneven, rough, irregular, bumpy").

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