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disparity

dis·par·i·ty

disparity

 
pronunciation:
dih spae rih ti
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part of speech: noun
inflections: disparities
definition: the condition or an instance of being unlike, unequal, or of different kinds; difference.
There was an unfortunate disparity between his ambitions and his ability.
antonyms:
parity, similarity
similar words:
contrast, difference, discrepancy, gap, variance
Word Parts
The word disparity contains the following parts:
dis- Latin prefix that means not; apart; reverse, negate
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The prefix dis- occurs in English attached to Latin roots, as in dissent , but also forms words in English by attaching to verbs (dishearten ) and nouns (disbelief ). dis- has two other forms, as the "s" sound in dis- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms dif- and di-3.
synonyms:
de-, un-
 
par1 Latin root that means equal