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English adjective: uneven

1. uneven not even or uniform as e.g. in shape or texture


SamplesAn uneven color.
Uneven ground.
Uneven margins.
Wood with an uneven grain.


Similarcrinkled, crinkly, cross-grained, curly-grained, irregular, jagged, jaggy, lumpy, out of true, patchy, pebble-grained, ragged, rippled, scraggy, unparallel, untrue, wavelike, wavy, wavy-grained


See alsorough, unsmooth, unsteady


Attributeevenness, invariability


Antonymseven

2. uneven (of a contest or contestants) not fairly matched as opponents


SamplesVaudeville...waged an uneven battle against the church.


Synonymsmismatched


Similarunequal


Antonymsequal

3. uneven not divisible by two


Synonymsodd


Antonymseven

4. uneven variable and recurring at irregular intervals


SamplesAn uneven gait.
Uneven spacing.


Similarunsteady


Antonymssteady

5. uneven lacking consistency


SamplesThe golfer hit the ball well but his putting was spotty.


Synonymsscratchy, spotty


Similarinconsistent


Antonymsconsistent









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