Definitions for unequalʌnˈi kwəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•e•qualʌnˈi kwəl(adj.)

  1. not equal; not of the same rank, ability, etc.

  2. not adequate, as in amount or ability (usu. fol. by to).

  3. (n.)persons or things not equal to each other.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. unequal(adj)

    poorly balanced or matched in quantity or value or measure

  2. inadequate, unequal(adj)

    lacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task

    "inadequate training"; "the staff was inadequate"; "she was unequal to the task"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. unequal(adjective)ʌnˈi kwəl

    unfair because sb does not have the same chances, advantages, or power as sb else

    an unequal battle; an unequal marriage

  2. unequalʌnˈi kwəl

    (of size, amount, level, etc.) different

    unequal amounts of money


  1. unequal(Adjective)

    Not the same.

  2. unequal(Adjective)

    Out of balance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unequal(adj)

    not equal; not matched; not of the same size, length, breadth, quantity, strength, talents, acquirements, age, station, or the like; as, the fingers are of unequal length; peers and commoners are unequal in rank

  2. Unequal(adj)

    ill balanced or matched; disproportioned; hence, not equitable; partial; unjust; unfair

  3. Unequal(adj)

    not uniform; not equable; irregular; uneven; as, unequal pulsations; an unequal poem

  4. Unequal(adj)

    not adequate or sufficient; inferior; as, the man was unequal to the emergency; the timber was unequal to the sudden strain

  5. Unequal(adj)

    not having the two sides or the parts symmetrical

Translations for unequal

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


not equal in quantity, quality etc

They got unequal shares of / an unequal share in the money.

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