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Definition of Unequal


  1. Not equal; not matched; not of the same size, length, breadth, quantity, strength, talents, acquirements, age, station, or the like; as, the fingers are of unequal length; peers and commoners are unequal in rank.
  2. Ill balanced or matched; disproportioned; hence, not equitable; partial; unjust; unfair.
  3. Not uniform; not equable; irregular; uneven; as, unequal pulsations; an unequal poem.
  4. Not adequate or sufficient; inferior; as, the man was unequal to the emergency; the timber was unequal to the sudden strain.
  5. Not having the two sides or the parts symmetrical.

Unequal Quotations

The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
Winston Churchill

Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville

At the end of the day, we have an economy that works for the rich by cheating the poor, and unequal schools are the result of that, not the cause.
Aaron Swartz

Because your own strength is unequal to the task, do not assume that it is beyond the powers of man; but if anything is within the powers and province of man, believe that it is within your own compass also.
Marcus Aurelius
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Unequal Translations

unequal in German is unsymetrisch, ungleich, ungleich
unequal in Italian is ineguale
unequal in Latin is iniquus
unequal in Spanish is dispar
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