Today’s word is: disproportionate –disproportionate means: out of proportion to something; irregular, unbalanced, either too large or too small in comparison
In this English vocabulary lesson, you will learn how to use the word disproportionate. We are sure that this ESL lesson will help you to enhance your English vocabulary and speak English fluently and confidently.
The word disproportionate is used to express something which is not in proportion to the expected standard. For example, we can say that a large size TV would look disproportionate in a smaller living room.
Listen carefully on how we can use the word disproportionate in 8 different situations in 8 different sentences.
Example number 1 of 8: The disproportionate expenses of an employee on luxury items was noticed by the vigilant accounts department of the organization. Therefore, an inquiry committee was set up to investigate the matter.
Example number 2 of 8: There was a representation by the citizens that the middle class is suffering since it has to bear a disproportionate share of the tax burden. The concerned minister met the representatives and assured them that he will look into the matter.
Example number 3 of 8: The neck of a giraffe is disproportionately long as compared to its body. This phenomenon has been studied for a long time and many theories have been proposed by the scientists to explain this.
Example number 4 of 8: There is a disproportionate rise in the number of young children wearing spectacles. The doctors have warned that this is due to extended use of bright displays of electronic gadgets.
Example number 5 of 8: Mr. Narayanan observed that his company was spending a disproportionate amount on print media advertisement as compared to digital media. Therefore, He made a presentation to the management highlighting the need to spend more on digital media.
Example number 6 of 8: The flat on the 35th floor of Manek Towers caught fire. The entrance
Of the tower was disproportionately narrow and the fire engines had great difficulty in entering the premises.
Example number 7 of 8: The annual general meeting of National Chemicals was scheduled to last for two hours. There was a total of seven items on the agenda. However, the members spent a disproportionate amount of time on a particular issue and the meeting went on for four hours.
Example number 8 of 8: It is generally observed that a number of women directors in organizations is disproportionate as compared to the men. To encourage gender equality at the workplace, the government has issued guidelines to include more women in the board of directors.
Today we learned the word disproportionate which means out of proportion to something; irregular, unbalanced, either too large or too small in comparison.
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