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Wordnet 3.0


1. poorly balanced or matched in quantity or value or measure;

2. lacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task;
- Example: "inadequate training"
- Example: "the staff was inadequate"
- Example: "she was unequal to the task"
[syn: inadequate, unequal]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Unequal \Un*e"qual\, a. [Cf. Inequal.] 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. [1913 Webster] 2. Ill balanced or matched; disproportioned; hence, not equitable; partial; unjust; unfair. [1913 Webster] Against unequal arms to fight in pain. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Jerome, a very unequal relator of the opinion of his adversaries. --John Worthington. [1913 Webster] To punish me for what you make me do Seems much unequal. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Not uniform; not equable; irregular; uneven; as, unequal pulsations; an unequal poem. [1913 Webster] 4. Not adequate or sufficient; inferior; as, the man was unequal to the emergency; the timber was unequal to the sudden strain. [1913 Webster] 5. (Bot.) Not having the two sides or the parts symmetrical. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

unequal adj 1: poorly balanced or matched in quantity or value or measure [ant: equal] 2: lacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task; "inadequate training"; "the staff was inadequate"; "she was unequal to the task" [syn: inadequate, unequal] [ant: adequate, equal]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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