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unequal

un·e·qual

unequal

 
pronunciation:
uhn i kwl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not equal, as two or more people, things, or numbers.
The musicians have unequal abilities.The workers were upset by the unequal treatment they received.
antonyms:
equal, equivalent, even, identical
similar words:
unlike
definition 2: not well balanced or matched.
We watched an unequal fight in the woods between a raccoon and a wolf.
similar words:
lopsided, one-sided, uneven
derivation: unequally (adv.)
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The word unequal contains the following parts:
un-1 Old English prefix that means not
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The prefix un1 attaches to adjectives to create adjectives that mean the opposite of the base word.
synonyms:
dis-, de-, in-2