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disproportionate

Pronunciation: /ˌdɪsprəˈpɔːrʃnət; ˌdɪsprəˈpɔːʃənət/

Translation of disproportionate in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • [number/size] desproporcionado the disproportionate size of his nose lo desproporcionado (del tamaño) de su nariz a disproportionate amount of money is spent on advertising lo que se gasta en propaganda es desmesuradoto be disproportionate to sth the size of its head is disproportionate to its body el tamaño de la cabeza es desproporcionado con relación al del cuerpo or con respecto al del cuerpo the salary is disproportionate to the risks involved el sueldo no guarda relación con los riesgos que comporta
    Example sentences
    • Of course in reality I know some very nice people with beards (as well as a disproportionate amount of idiots).
    • California bears a disproportionate amount of the cost of illegal immigration.
    • The Sheikh's willingness to spend disproportionate amounts of money for certain objects has astonished the art world.

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