Definition of incommensurate in English:

incommensurate

adjective

  • 1incommensurate withOut of keeping or proportion with:

    ‘man's influence on the earth's surface seems incommensurate with his scale’
    • ‘Yet this form of intimate candor, while seemingly incommensurate with the comportment of a mature and accomplished artist, has deep roots in Western intellectual history.’
    • ‘The portrait of the men as fun-loving rogues is incommensurate with their despicable actions.’
    • ‘Thus in the absence of women (one might say in opposition to women) nineteenth-century science defined feminine nature as essentially incommensurate with masculine nature.’
    • ‘Whatever the motive, it is clear the response is incommensurate with the threat,’
    • ‘In many cities and towns, residents complain regularly about high bills that are incommensurate with their consumption.’
    out of proportion to, not in proportion to, disproportionate to, relatively too large for, relatively too small for, not appropriate for
    out of keeping with, at odds with
    insufficient, inadequate
    excessive, inordinate, unreasonable, uncalled for, undue, unfair
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  • 2

    another term for incommensurable
    • ‘And if we try to draw together those seemingly incommensurate attributes, it might be possible to develop a different conception of the Trinity.’
    • ‘There is something so incommensurate between the man and the artist.’
    • ‘Only in this manner, it is argued, can the liberal state enjoy the freely given allegiance of persons who subscribe to rival and incommensurate conceptions of the (theological or moral) good.’
    • ‘Cultural matrices and their operating rules are often incommensurate across localities.’
    • ‘Now we live in a world of largely incommensurate images, some seen on one continent and others in the rest of the world.’

Pronunciation

incommensurate

/ˌɪnkəˈmɛnsjərət//ˌɪnkəˈmɛnʃ(ə)rət/