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1. unequal

adjective. ['əˈniːkwəl'] lacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task.

Synonyms

  • deficient
  • adequateness
  • incapable
  • short-handed
  • short-staffed
  • incompetent
  • inadequate
  • understaffed
  • unsatisfactory
  • lacking
  • wanting
  • unequal to
  • adequacy

Antonyms

  • inadequacy
  • adequate
  • sufficient
  • ample

Etymology

  • equal (English)
  • aequalis (Latin)
  • un- (English)
  • on- (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Unequal

  • coequal
  • sequel

Sentences with unequal


1. Adjective
Early feminists saw the exclusion of women from the best universities as inherently unequal and unfair.

Quotes about unequal


1. When I think about the world I would like to leave to my daughter and the grandchildren I hope to have, it is a world that moves away from unequal, unstable, unsustainable interdependence to integrated communities - locally, nationally and globally - that share the characteristics of all successful communities.
- William J. Clinton

2. There is nothing more unequal than the equal treatment of unequal people.
- Thomas Jefferson

2. unequal

adjective. ['əˈniːkwəl'] poorly balanced or matched in quantity or value or measure.

Synonyms

  • mismatched
  • unequalized
  • unsymmetrical
  • unequalised
  • unbalanced
  • odds-on
  • equality
  • uneven
  • anisometric
  • nonequivalent

Antonyms

  • equal
  • commensurate
  • standard
  • inadequate

Etymology

  • equal (English)
  • aequalis (Latin)
  • un- (English)
  • on- (Middle English (1100-1500))
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