from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The state or quality of being disproportionate or out of proportion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being disproportionate; want of proportion.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
'disproportionateness' is precisely the suggestion that Iago _did_ make in Desdemona's case:
Instead, Israel acted with stunning disproportionateness, offering to provide humanitarian aid to Iran following its devastating earthquake in late 2003.
They do not constitute moral character; on the contrary, they are, in their disproportionateness, to be controlled by the character, and trained into virtue. —
It would argue a disproportionateness, a want of balance, in
My conscience forbids me to propose to myself the pains and pleasures of this life, as the primary motive, or ultimate end, of my actions; -- on the contrary, it makes me perceive an utter disproportionateness and heterogeneity between the acts of the spirit, as virtue and vice, and the things of the sense, such as all earthly rewards and punishments must be.
It would argue a disproportionateness, a want of balance, in Desdemona, which Shakspeare does not appear to have in the least contemplated.
It would argue a disproportionateness, a want of balance, in Desdemona, which Shakespeare does not appear to have in the least contemplated. '[
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.