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disproportionate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdisproportionatedis‧pro‧por‧tion‧ate /ˌdɪsprəˈpɔːʃənət◂ $ -ɔːr-/ AWL adjective 🔊 🔊 EQUALtoo much or too little in relation to something else 🔊 the disproportionate amount of money being spent on defencedisproportionately adverb
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disproportionateNationally, a disproportionate 48 percent of all foster children are minorities.Children who disrupt lessons at school take up a disproportionate amount of the teacher's time.Some fields get disproportionate funds, he opined, while others go hungry.They are equally aware that achieving the last few percentage points in performance of ten causes a disproportionate increase in costs.The report shows that a disproportionate number of black women do unskilled, low-paid work.Clough was small in stature with disproportionate physical strength and powers of endurance.In both houses, the reformers claimed, committee chairmen exercised disproportionate power.The richest areas of the country are getting a disproportionate share of government grants.Yet what our little coterie suffered was, I believe, disproportionate to our vices.For years, the female tilt toward the Democrats was balanced by disproportionate white male support for Republicans.
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