Definition of uneven in English:


Line breaks: un¦even
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈiːv(ə)n


  • 1Not level or smooth: the floors are cracked and uneven
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    • The teams were given just an hour-and-a-half to design and build a vehicle to carry astronauts and their equipment over the rough and uneven surface of the moon.
    • I can confirm the road surface in Southborough Lane definitely needed resurfacing in this area as it had very large potholes and an uneven surface.
    • The report did say that uneven road surfaces and potholes were quite dangerous and showed an inconsistency with the town centre.



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  • Like many other countries, wealth is unevenly distributed in Jamaica.
  • Opportunities were still unevenly spread around the country, he warned.
  • The whole affair is a punitive measure which operates most unevenly.


Pronunciation: /ʌnˈiːv(ə)nnɪs/
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  • There is, as so often with this company, a distinct unevenness in the casting.
  • There is unevenness across the different companies.
  • Despite the unevenness of quality, however, this comes across as one smart little show.


Old English unefen 'not corresponding exactly' (see un-1, even1).

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