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 Meanings and Examples of DISPROPORTIONATE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 a.  unequal; unbalanced; too much or too little in relation to something else
Classic Sentence:
1  And try to restrain the disproportionate fervour with which you throw yourself into commonplace home pleasures.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIV
2  I was very much depressed in spirits; very solitary; and felt an uneasiness in Ham's not being there, disproportionate to the occasion.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 55. TEMPEST
3  He had contented himself with putting a flat roof on the remaining first floor which gave the building the squat, disproportionate look of a child's playhouse built of shoe boxes.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLI
4  I hated them from the first, and shut myself away from everyone in timid, wounded and disproportionate pride.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: III
5  Her Armand was disproportionately young and slight, a handsome youth, perplexed in the extreme.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3. Lena Lingard: III
6  He is small for his age, with a head which is quite disproportionately large.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
7  His memories of the olden time and of the immediate present floated there pell-mell and mingled confusedly, losing their proper forms, becoming disproportionately large, then suddenly disappearing, as in a muddy and perturbed pool.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER X—THE MAN AROUSED
Example Sentence:
1  You spend a disproportionate amount of your time on sport.
2  The government devotes a disproportionate share of the budget to military expenditure.
3  There are a disproportionate number of girls in the class.
4  But, Mr. Ambassador, the European Union has expressed concern at what it calls a disproportionate response to the kidnappings by Hezbollah.