disproportionately disproportionately  /ˌdɪs prə ˈpɔr ʃə nət li/

Definition(s):

  1. (adv) out of proportion
  2. (adv) to a disproportionate degree

Antonyms(s)

Usage(s):

  1. But the study also suggests that these residents weren't moving out of their neighborhoods at a disproportionately higher rate than from similar neighborhoods that didn't gentrify.
  2. Nationwide, students with disabilities receive corporal punishment at disproportionately high rates.
  3. Today, the impact of these laws still falls disproportionately on poor, minority males, a fact that seems to have skewed more than a few elections.

News

  1. Chicago to hire 600 for school safe passage routes

    Chicago to hire 600 for school safe passage routes The school closures have sparked protests and lawsuits from opponents who say they disproportionately affect minority neighborhoods and will endanger children who may have to cross gang boundaries to get to a new school.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. Gift of leisure

    While we love a fella who doesn't mind hand-washing some china, certain chores seem to fall disproportionately in the "dad" camp -- those that require lifting something heavy, touching something icky, or evicting a many-legged roommate (eek!).
    on June 15, 2013     Source: CNN

  3. Give dad the gift of leisure by tackling his chores

    While we love a fella who doesn't mind hand-washing some china, certain chores seem to fall disproportionately in the "dad" camp -- those that require lifting something heavy, touching something icky, or evicting a many-legged roommate (eek!).
    on June 14, 2013     Source: CNN

Quotes

  1. "There is a long history in this country of African-Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately," Obama said. "That's just a fact."
    on Jul 22, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: New York Daily News

  2. "At a time of global food shortages, financial turmoil, and disturbing patterns of climate change, Africa suffers disproportionately," Benedict said.
    on Mar 17, 2009 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Earthtimes (press release)

  3. "Cloned animals suffer disproportionately highly from illnesses, malformations and premature death," said Kartika Liotard, the Dutch lawmaker leading the parliament's debate.
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Kartika Liotard Source: Globe and Mail

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periphery periphery
/pə ˈrɪ fə ri /