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Definitions and Synonyms of unequal | Another word for unequal | What is unequal?

Definition 1: poorly balanced or matched in quantity or value or measure - [adjective denoting all]

(unequal is similar to ...) having unsymmetrical parts or unequal dimensions or measurements

(unequal is similar to ...) (of a contest or contestants) not fairly matched as opponents

"vaudeville...waged an uneven battle against the church"

(unequal is similar to ...) not equal or interchangeable in value, quantity, or significance

(unequal is similar to ...) having a better than even chance of success

"the odds-on favorite"

(unequal is similar to ...) debits and credits are not equal

(unequal is similar to ...) not caused to be equal

(means also ...) not corresponding in size or degree or extent

"a reward incommensurate with his effort"

(... are attributes of unequal) the quality of being the same in quantity or measure or value or status

Definition 2: lacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where unequal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • inadequate training
  • the staff was inadequate
  • she was unequal to the task

Synonyms for unequal in the sense of this definition

(unequal is similar to ...) inadequate in amount or degree

"a deficient education" "deficient in common sense" "lacking in stamina" "tested and found wanting"

(unequal is similar to ...) not meeting requirements

"unequal to the demands put upon him"

(unequal is similar to ...) inadequate in number of workers or assistants etc.

"they're rather short-handed at the moment" "overcrowded and understaffed hospitals"

(means also ...) 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"

(... are attributes of unequal) the quality of being able to meet a need satisfactorily:

"he questioned the adequacy of the usual sentimental interpretation of the Golden Rule"

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