disproportion disproportion

Definition(s):

  • (n) lack of proportion; imbalance among the parts of something

Usage(s):

  1. Intriguingly, almost all the disproportion was on the mother's side of the family.
  2. There's still a glaring disproportion there.
  3. Ionesco's black joke scarcely exaggerates the monstrous disproportion, the near pathology, of latter-day anger.

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    COLUMBIA - A new Pew report shows that 17 percent of the Missouri population is living in areas with a dentist shortage. The study says the two main reasons for lack of access to dental care is the disproportion of dentists across the nation, and the lack of dentists who accept Medicaid.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: KOMU Columbia

Quotes

  1. "The disproportion between what this country owes her and what she is asking is just as large as can be," Frank said. "She lost her son. She has a request that she would rather be buried with him when that day comes. The disproportion can...
    on Oct 8, 2009 By: Barney Frank Source: Boston Globe

  2. Dr Williams said: "There is a degree of envy and cynicism spread by disproportion and that leads people to feel even more alienated from the rest of society. The gulf is even greater between people who can't manage their own affairs and take control...
    on Apr 25, 2008 By: Rowan Williams Source: Times Online

  3. "Starvation and ecological emergencies stand to denounce, with increasing evidence," said Benedict, "that the logic of profit, if it prevails, increases the disproportion between rich and poor and leads to a ruinous exploitation of the...
    on Dec 16, 2007 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: California Catholic Daily

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