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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Disproportionate \Dis`pro*por"tion*ate\, a.
     Not proportioned; unsymmetrical; unsuitable to something else
     in bulk, form, value, or extent; out of proportion;
     inadequate; as, in a perfect body none of the limbs are
     disproportionate; it is wisdom not to undertake a work
     disproportionate means. -- {Dis`pro*por"tion*ate*ly}, adv. --

     {Dis`pro*por"tion*ate*ness}, n.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

       adv 1: to a disproportionate degree; "this wall is
              disproportionately long" [ant: {proportionately}]
       2: to a disproportionate degree; "his benefits were
          disproportionately generous" [ant: {proportionately}]

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