from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Disproportionate.
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- adj. disproportionate
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not having due proportion to something else; not having proportion or symmetry of parts; unsuitable in form, quantity or value; inadequate; unequal
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not having due proportion, absolutely or relatively; destitute of proportion or symmetry; unconformable or unequal in dimensions or quantity: as, the porch is disproportional to the building; disproportional limbs; disproportional tasks.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. out of proportion
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Russia, whose abstention in a U.N. vote cleared the way for military intervention in Libya, later voiced frustration with what it described as a disproportional use of force by NATO.The Kremlin has vowed not to allow a replay of the Libyan strategy in Syria, warning that it would block any U.N. resolution on Syria lacking a clear ban on any foreign military interference.
The only thing those countries share is that all three did profit disproportional from the Euro.
I look at two sides of this: there are those (with the power now) that can slam BIGGER (COLOSSAL ALREADY) GOVERNMENT down our throats and render our Constitution optional …. and there are those like me and my kind who see that the only option out of this mess is to let America and Americans define our future (Americans meaning those who create, produce, invest in, PAY TAXES (in disproportional rates)
First off I'll tackle the idea of disproportional response.
The trait, called disproportional dwarfism, or chondrodysplasia, is an American Kennel Club standard for more than a dozen domestic dog breeds, including the dachshund, corgi, Pekingese and basset hound.
Those who condemn Israel for its allegedly "disproportional" response because more Palestinians than Israelis have been killed do not understand that important concept.
She discussed "economic distortions" and the "disproportional" size of financial profits in our economy.
Jon Corzine, debating the debate, said that the questioning was "disproportional" toward the less substantive issues like Jeremiah Wright, Bosnia landings and William Ayers.
The biggest hypocrisy of all is that while Britain condemns Israel for its "disproportional" self-defensive response to the rockets from Gaza, Britain sends thousands of troops to Afghanistan on ... what?
Is it fair to impose this kind of disproportional carnage on another nation - especially one unconnected to the events of 9/11 in the first place?
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