One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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’
- ‘Large and medium companies in the genres of ballet and modern dance are disproportionately well represented by this data.’
- ‘Locals maintain that property prices are disproportionately high compared with local incomes, and that locals will be squeezed out.’
- ‘But she felt question six was disproportionately long and contained a few awkward parts.’
- ‘The problem disproportionately affects the developing world, the report said.’
- ‘In the developing countries of Asia, the elderly are consistently and disproportionately among the poorest of the poor.’
- ‘Final Salary schemes are also disproportionately weighted by gender.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Smokers do afterall contribute very heavily to the taxation revenue of this country and disproportionately so.’
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