Definition of disparity in English:

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Pronunciation: /dɪˈsparɪti/

noun (plural disparities)

A great difference: economic disparities between different regions of the country [mass noun]: the arrangements could lead to disparity of treatment between companies
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  • The disparity in fees between different schools can be overwhelming.
  • His shots do help demonstrate the disparity between different films.
  • Income and standards of living disparities in different regions of the country have become a growing problem.
discrepancy, inconsistency, imbalance, inequality, incongruity, unevenness, disproportion;
variance, variation, divergence, polarity, gap, gulf, breach;
difference, dissimilarity, contrast, distinction, differential
rare unlikeness, dissimilitude, contrariety


Mid 16th century: from French disparité, from late Latin disparitas, based on Latin paritas 'parity'.

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