disproportion

Part of speech: verb

To make unsymmetrical.

Part of speech: noun

Want of due proportion or relation.

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Usage examples "disproportion":

  1. The numerical disproportion between these excluded persons- a very large part of whom will have taken root in the country- and the old citizens will then have become overwhelming, and the claim of the former to enjoy some share in the government will be practically irresistible. - "Impressions of South Africa", James Bryce.
  2. As o'er his charts Columbus ran, Such disproportion he survey'd, He thought he saw in art's mean plan Blunders that Nature never made; The land in one poor corner placed, And all beside, a swelling waste! - "The Poems of Philip Freneau, Volume I (of III)", Philip Freneau.
  3. The disproportion is indeed enormous; first there is the Pope, whose mere name still is a host in itself, and that Pope is Pius, who for twenty- four years has had such homage and flatteries heaped upon him as no Pope ever had before, and who is accustomed to shake the Roman Olympus by his nod. - "Letters From Rome on the Council", Johann Joseph Ignaz von Döllinger.