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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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Words that Rhyme with Unequal

  • coequal
  • sequel

Example sentences of the word unequal


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

Quotes containing the word 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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