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unequal

adjective uk   /ʌnˈiː.kwəl/ us  

unequal adjective (NOT THE SAME)

formal different in size, level, amount, etc.: She cut two slices of noticeably unequal size.

unequal adjective (NOT FAIR)

not treating everyone the same; unfair: Until women are paid as much as men, they will be competing on unequal terms. They have a rather unequal relationship.

unequal adjective (NOT ABLE)

be unequal to sth formal to not have the necessary ability, power, or qualities to achieve something: He tried to cheer her up but found himself unequal to the task.
unequally
adverb uk   /-i/ us  
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