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 for unequal
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Unequal \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.
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     2. Ill balanced or matched; disproportioned; hence, not
        equitable; partial; unjust; unfair.
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              Against unequal arms to fight in pain. --Milton.
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              Jerome, a very unequal relator of the opinion of his
              adversaries.                          --John
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              To punish me for what you make me do
              Seems much unequal.                   --Shak.
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     3. Not uniform; not equable; irregular; uneven; as, unequal
        pulsations; an unequal poem.
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     4. Not adequate or sufficient; inferior; as, the man was
        unequal to the emergency; the timber was unequal to the
        sudden strain.
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     5. (Bot.) Not having the two sides or the parts symmetrical.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: poorly balanced or matched in quantity or value or
             measure [ant: equal]
      2: lacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task;
         "inadequate training"; "the staff was inadequate"; "she was
         unequal to the task" [syn: inadequate, unequal] [ant:
         adequate, equal]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  159 Moby Thesaurus words for "unequal":
     assorted, asymmetric, at odds, at variance, broken, capricious,
     careening, catchy, changeable, changing, choppy, contrary,
     contrasted, contrasting, departing, desultory, deviating,
     deviative, deviatory, different, differentiated, differing,
     disaccordant, disagreeing, disconnected, discontinuous, discordant,
     discrepant, discrete, discriminated, disjoined, disorderly,
     disparate, disproportionate, dissimilar, dissonant, distant,
     distinct, distinguished, divaricate, divergent, diverging, divers,
     diverse, diversified, diversiform, eccentric, erose, erratic,
     fitful, flickering, fluctuating, guttering, halting, herky-jerky,
     heteroclite, heterogeneous, ill-matched, ill-sorted, illegal,
     immethodical, impulsive, in disagreement, inaccordant, inadequate,
     incompatible, incongruous, inconsistent, inconsonant, inconstant,
     inequitable, inharmonious, iniquitous, insufficient, intermittent,
     intermitting, irreconcilable, irregular, jagged, jerky, lurching,
     many, mercurial, mismatched, motley, multifarious, mutable,
     nonconformist, nonstandard, nonsymmetrical, nonuniform, odd,
     off-balance, out of proportion, overbalanced, patchy, pluralistic,
     poles apart, poles asunder, ragged, rambling, rough, scrappy,
     separate, separated, several, skew, skewed, snatchy, spasmatic,
     spasmic, spasmodic, spastic, sporadic, spotty, staggering, unalike,
     unbalanced, uncertain, unconformable, undeserved, undue, unequable,
     unequitable, uneven, unjust, unlawful, unlike, unmeet, unmerited,
     unmethodical, unmetrical, unorthodox, unregular, unrhythmical,
     unrightful, unsettled, unsimilar, unstable, unsteady,
     unsymmetrical, unsystematic, ununiform, variable, variant, varied,
     variegated, variform, various, varying, veering, wandering,
     wavering, widely apart, wobbling, wobbly, worlds apart, wrong,

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