What does the word disproportionate mean?

    Part of speech: adverb


  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Out of proportion; disproportioned. disproportional.

Usage examples for disproportionate

  1. A fall in sugar or coffee produces a disproportionate disturbance in financial conditions, and land not suitable to the staple crop of a region is left to lie idle. – The South American Republics Part I of II by Thomas C. Dawson
  2. I had not travelled with the view of writing a book; but the interest which the events just mentioned have aroused, and which is likely to be sustained for a good while to come, leads me to believe that the impressions of a traveller who has visited other new countries may be useful to those who desire to know what South Africa is really like, and why it makes a noise and stir in the world disproportionate to its small population. – Impressions of South Africa by James Bryce
  3. Boyd's tone of disappointment seemed disproportionate to the occasion. – The Silver Horde by Rex Beach