disproportional disproportional

Definition(s):

  • (adj) out of proportion

Usage(s):

  1. Although the coalition is disproportional in terms of parties, its ministerial split is an even seven each for the Flemish and French-speaking parties.
  2. Austin's analysis of the disproportional thing is interesting.
  3. McCAIN: I voted against the tax cuts because of the disproportional amount that went to the wealthiest Americans.

News

  • Muscatine man's 25-year sentence vacated on appeal

    MUSCATINE, Iowa — A Muscatine man's 25-year sentence for third-degree sexual abuse was vacated Thursday by the Iowa Court of Appeals and sent back to lower court for resentencing. According to the judgment, Matthew Villalpando of Muscatine was never afforded "the opportunity to present evidence that the mandatory sentence under section 901A.2(3) was grossly disproportional to his underlying ...
    on January 10, 2014     Source: Quad-City Times

Quotes

  1. "The arrest and [criminal] charge is a disproportional reaction," he said in a statement released by the Dutch foreign ministry. "It is outrageous that the two women have a jail term hanging over their heads for wearing orange dresses in a...
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Maxime Verhagen Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  2. Siniora said in an interview with the Austrian daily Der Standard published Monday that his country "always carried a disproportional share of the burden," referring to the 400,000 Palestinians who live in some 13 refugee camps around Lebanon.
    on Jun 23, 2008 By: Fuad Saniora Source: AFP

  3. "The fact that we do not have a good strong federal immigration law has now engendered a disproportional and counterproductive response in Arizona, which has passed a new law that is both ineffective and wronghearted," said Schumer.
    on Apr 29, 2010 By: Charles Schumer Source: AFP

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