Definition of 'unequal'

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And actually, in a highly unequal country, is becoming more so. Smithsonian Mag (2017)Where unequal power cannot be justified steps must be taken to correct the situation. Low, Nicholas Politics, Planning and the State (1990)Another possibility is that you have unequal leg lengths. The Sun (2009)We are actually a country that is deeply unequal. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Why are we still accepting unequal pay? Times, Sunday Times (2013)This unequal balance of power must affect other areas. The Sun (2015)Social stratification refers to the existence within a society of groups of unequal wealth and power. Sanderson, Stephen K. Macrosociology: An Introduction to Human Societies (1995)They stalk so efficiently, but it was an unequal contest. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Could your relationship feel unequal to her, about your needs and not hers? The Sun (2015)Our society is still unequal 17 years after apartheid. The Sun (2011)Just how much are you prepared to pay to stamp out the problem of unequal pay for men and women in your local council? Times, Sunday Times (2008)This is a new sort of equality - no one must be given any reason for feeling unequal to anyone else. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It was an unequal contest. Hebblethwaite, Peter Paul VI - The First Modern Pope (1993)Finally, the concept of discrimination refers to the unequal and unfair treatment of one racial or ethnic group by another group. Sanderson, Stephen K. Macrosociology: An Introduction to Human Societies (1995)For married women in 1914, the taxation system was unequal. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Give us, for a moment, the benefit of the doubt that justice is this country is unequal. Christianity Today (2000)Where each person contributes a different amount towards the deposit or pays an unequal share of the mortgage, some couples may prefer to be tenants in common. Times, Sunday Times (2013) Pay was grotesquely unequal. Times, Sunday Times (2011)

Synonyms of 'unequal'

not up to, not qualified for, inadequate for, insufficient for

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Translations for 'unequal'

British English: unequal ADJECTIVE
An unequal system or situation is unfair because it gives more power or privileges to one person or group of people than to others.
This country still had a deeply oppressive, unequal and divisive political system.


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