Definition of disproportionately in English:



  • To an extent that is too large or too small in comparison with something else.

    ‘a tax cut would disproportionately benefit the rich’
    ‘older cars contribute disproportionately to global warming’
    • ‘The problem disproportionately affects the developing world, the report said.’
    • ‘Large and medium companies in the genres of ballet and modern dance are disproportionately well represented by this data.’
    • ‘Science plays a disproportionately large role in the government's thinking on GM crops.’
    • ‘Insufficient health insurance disproportionately affects women.’
    • ‘Britain leads Europe in call centre jobs, with Scotland doing disproportionately well.’
    • ‘Final Salary schemes are also disproportionately weighted by gender.’
    • ‘But she felt question six was disproportionately long and contained a few awkward parts.’
    • ‘Smokers do afterall contribute very heavily to the taxation revenue of this country and disproportionately so.’
    • ‘In the developing countries of Asia, the elderly are consistently and disproportionately among the poorest of the poor.’
    • ‘Locals maintain that property prices are disproportionately high compared with local incomes, and that locals will be squeezed out.’