Un*e"qual (?), a. [Cf. Inequal.]

1.

Not equal; not matched; not of the same size, length, breadth, quantity, strength, talents, acquirements, age, station, or the like; as, the fingers are of unequal length; peers and commoners are unequal in rank.

2.

Ill balanced or matched; disproportioned; hence, not equitable; partial; unjust; unfair.

Against unequal arms to fight in pain. Milton.

Jerome, a very unequal relator of the opinion of his adversaries. John Worthington.

To punish me for what you make me do Seems much unequal. Shak.

3.

Not uniform; not equable; irregular; uneven; as, unequal pulsations; an unequal poem.

4.

Not adequate or sufficient; inferior; as, the man was unequal to the emergency; the timber was unequal to the sudden strain.

5. Bot.

Not having the two sides or the parts symmetrical.

 

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