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Definition of "uneven" []

  • Not equal, as in size, length, or quality. (adjective)
  • Having ill-matched opponents: an uneven contest. (adjective)
  • Not consistent or uniform: an uneven color. (adjective)
  • Not smooth or level: the uneven surface of a cobblestone road. See Synonyms at rough. (adjective)
  • Not straight or parallel: uneven margins. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "uneven" in a sentence
  • "The Chinese leader vowed to close the wealth gap and tackle what he described as uneven economic development."
  • "BASH: The president did concede kidnappings, armed gangs and terrorism are causing what he called uneven advances, forcing a change in tactics to address urgent visible needs like sewer lines and city roads first, instead of large-scale repairs."
  • "BASH: The president did concede, kidnappings, armed gangs and terrorism are causing what he called uneven advances, forcing a change in tactics to address urgent visible needs, like sewer lines and city roads first, instead of large-scale repairs."