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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. lack of equality;
- Example: "the growing inequality between rich and poor"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Inequality \In`e*qual"i*ty\, n.; pl. Inequalities. [L. inaequalitas.] [1913 Webster] 1. The quality of being unequal; difference, or lack of equality, in any respect; lack of uniformity; disproportion; unevenness; disparity; diversity; as, an inequality in size, stature, numbers, power, distances, motions, rank, property, etc. [1913 Webster] There is so great an inequality in the length of our legs and arms as makes it impossible for us to walk on all four. --Ray. [1913 Webster] Notwithstanding which inequality of number, it was resolved in a council of war to fight the Dutch fleet. --Ludlow. [1913 Webster] Sympathy is rarely strong where there is a great inequality of condition. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. Unevenness; lack of levelness; the alternate rising and falling of a surface; as, the inequalities of the surface of the earth, or of a marble slab, etc. [1913 Webster] The country is cut into so many hills and inequalities as renders it defensible. --Addison. [1913 Webster] 3. Variableness; changeableness; inconstancy; lack of smoothness or equability; deviation; unsteadiness, as of the weather, feelings, etc. [1913 Webster] Inequality of air is ever an enemy to health. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 4. Disproportion to any office or purpose; inadequacy; competency; as, the inequality of terrestrial things to the wants of a rational soul. --South. [1913 Webster] 5. (Alg.) An expression consisting of two unequal quantities, with the sign of inequality (.gt. or .lt.) between them; as, the inequality 2 .lt. 3, or 4 .gt. 1. [1913 Webster] 6. (Astron.) An irregularity, or a deviation, in the motion of a planet or satellite from its uniform mean motion; the amount of such deviation. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

inequality n 1: lack of equality; "the growing inequality between rich and poor" [ant: equality]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

135 Moby Thesaurus words for "inequality": antagonism, argumentation, asperity, bias, bumpiness, capriciousness, changeability, changeableness, choppiness, clashing, conflict, contradiction, contrariety, contrast, controversy, cragginess, dappleness, departure, deviation, difference, differentiation, disaccord, disaccordance, disagreement, disconformity, discongruity, discord, discordance, discordancy, discrepancy, discreteness, discrimination, disharmony, disorder, disparity, disproportion, dissension, dissent, dissidence, dissimilarity, dissonance, distinction, distinctness, disunion, disunity, divarication, divergence, divergency, diversification, diversity, faction, far cry, favoritism, granulation, harshness, heterogeneity, hispidity, imbalance, imparity, inaccordance, inclination, incompatibility, incongruence, incongruity, inconsistency, inconsonance, inconstancy, inequity, inharmoniousness, inharmony, injustice, instability, interest, involvement, irreconcilability, irregularity, jaggedness, jarring, jerkiness, joltiness, leaning, mercuriality, mixture, motleyness, mutability, negation, nepotism, nonconformism, nonconformity, nonstandardization, nonuniformity, odds, one-sidedness, opposition, oppugnancy, otherness, parti pris, partiality, partisanism, partisanship, pluralism, preference, preferential treatment, prejudice, raggedness, repugnance, rough air, roughness, ruggedness, rugosity, scraggliness, separateness, tooth, turbulence, unconformism, unconformity, undetachment, undispassionateness, unevenness, unfairness, unharmoniousness, unlikeness, unneutrality, unorthodoxy, unsmoothness, unsteadiness, ununiformity, variability, variance, variation, variegation, variety, variousness, versatility, wavering