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uneven

adjective uk   /ʌnˈiː.vən/ us  

uneven adjective (NOT EVEN)

C2 not level, equal, flat, or continuous: Take care when you walk on that path - the paving stones are rather uneven. There is an uneven distribution of wealth across the country from the north to the south. The contest was very uneven - the other team was far stronger than us.

uneven adjective (NOT GOOD)

different in quality; often used to avoid saying bad: Your work has been rather uneven this term, Matthew.
unevenly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
The two boxers were unevenly matched.
unevenness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
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