(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Lack of equality
Nouns — inequality, disparity, imparity, odds, difference; unevenness; imbalance, partiality, double standard; shortcoming; makeweight; superiority; inferiority.See injustice.
Verbs — be unequal, countervail; tip the scale; kick the beam; topple (over); overmatch; not come up to; trim, trim ship.
Adjectives — unequal, uneven, disparate, partial; off balance, unbalanced, overbalanced; top-heavy, lopsided; unequaled, matchless, peerless, unique, inimitable.
Quotations — All is uneven, and everything is left at six and seven (Shakespeare), What is a communist? One who hath yearnings for equal division of unequal earnings (Ebenezer Elliott), Make all men equal today, and God has so created them that they shall all be unequal tomorrow (Anthony Trollope), His lordship may compel us to be equal upstairs, but there will never be equality in the servants' hall (J. M. Barrie).
Antonyms, see equality.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. disparity, dissimilarity, irregularity, bias; see contrast 1 , difference 1 , favoritism , imbalance , variation 2 .
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. The condition or fact of being unequal, as in age, rank, or degree: disparity, disproportion, disproportionateness. See SAME. 2. Lack of smoothness or regularity: asymmetry, crookedness, irregularity, jaggedness, roughness, unevenness. See SMOOTH, STRAIGHT.

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