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English definition of “unequal”


adjective (NOT ABLE)    /ʌnˈiː.kwəl/
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 .Inability and awkwardness
(Definition of unequal adjective (NOT ABLE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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