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imbalance Line breaks: im|bal¦ance
Pronunciation: /ɪmˈbal(ə)ns/

Definition of imbalance in English:


[mass noun]
Lack of proportion or relation between corresponding things: tension is generated by the imbalance of power [count noun]: the condition is caused by a hormonal imbalance
More example sentences
  • The Conservatives claimed any short-term imbalance could be evened out over the economic cycle.
  • This imbalance is affecting people's capacity for pleasure, love, success and a healthy life.
  • Any imbalance between the flow of goods in and the flow out will push the dollar down or up according to the basic laws of supply and demand.
disparity, variance, unevenness, polarity, contrast, variation, disproportion, lopsidedness, misproportion, lack of harmony, lack of relation;
gulf, breach, split, gap

Words that rhyme with imbalance

balance, counterbalance, outbalance, valance
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