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English adjective: unequal

1. unequal poorly balanced or matched in quantity or value or measure


Similaranisometric, mismatched, nonequivalent, odds-on, unbalanced, unequalised, unequalized, uneven, unsymmetrical


See alsoincommensurate


Attributeequality


Antonymsequal

2. unequal lacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task


SamplesInadequate training.
The staff was inadequate.
She was unequal to the task.


Synonymsinadequate


Similardeficient, incapable, incompetent, lacking, short-handed, short-staffed, undermanned, understaffed, unequal to, wanting


See alsounsatisfactory


Attributeadequacy, adequateness


Antonymsadequate, equal









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