dis- + proportion
- (UK) IPA: /dɪspɹəˈpɔː(ɹ)ʃən/
disproportion (plural disproportions)
- something that is out of proportion; an abnormal or improper ratio; an imbalance
disproportion (third-person singular simple present disproportions, present participle disproportioning, simple past and past participle disproportioned)
- (transitive) To make unsuitable in quantity, form, or fitness; to violate symmetry in; to mismatch.
- To shape my legs of an unequal size; / To disproportion me in every part. — Shakespeare.
- A degree of strength altogether disproportioned to the extent of its territory. — Prescott.