Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Out of proportion; disproportioned. disproportional.

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Usage examples "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", 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", James Bryce.
  3. Boyd's tone of disappointment seemed disproportionate to the occasion. - "The Silver Horde", Rex Beach.