Definition of unequal in English:


Line breaks: un|equal
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈiːkw(ə)l



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  • A person or thing regarded as unequal to another in status or level: I have lived for fifty years as an unequal in this country
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    • Before one can think of equality between unequals, the dwarf must be raised to the height of the giant.
    • This fear carries a tragic weight: it diminishes the possibility of trust among unequals; it inhibits confidence in or surrender to the judgment of others.
    • The researchers' explanation is that freer expression of conflict occurs more among peers than among unequals.



(also unequalise) verb


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  • ‘The wealth is unequally distributed, so the social fabric is dysfunctioning,’ says Dessy.
  • Like money, it's always going to be unequally spread.
  • Another explanation that had been offered was the economic growth was real, but the gains were being distributed unequally.

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