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

  Disproportion \Dis`pro*por"tion\, n. [Pref. dis- + proportion:
     cf. F. disproportion.]
     1. Want of proportion in form or quantity; lack of symmetry;
        as, the arm may be in disproportion to the body; the
        disproportion of the length of a building to its height.
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     2. Want of suitableness, adequacy, or due proportion to an
        end or use; unsuitableness; disparity; as, the
        disproportion of strength or means to an object.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Disproportion \Dis`pro*por"tion\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Disproportioned; p. pr. & vb. n. Disproportioning.]
     To make unsuitable in quantity, form, or fitness to an end;
     to violate symmetry in; to mismatch; to join unfitly.
     [1913 Webster]
           To shape my legs of an unequal size;
           To disproportion me in every part.       --Shak.
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           A degree of strength altogether disproportioned to the
           extent of its territory.                 --Prescott.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: lack of proportion; imbalance among the parts of something
           [ant: proportion, symmetry]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  95 Moby Thesaurus words for "disproportion":
     ambiguity, ambivalence, anamorphism, anamorphosis, antinomy,
     asymmetry, buckle, contortion, contrariety, crookedness,
     derangement, detorsion, deviation, difference, disarrangement,
     disarray, disarticulation, discomfiture, discomposure,
     disconcertedness, disequilibrium, disharmony, dishevelment,
     disintegration, disjunction, disorder, disorderliness,
     disorganization, disparity, disproportionateness, disruption,
     dissimilarity, distortion, disturbance, entropy, equivocality,
     gnarl, haphazardness, heresy, heterodoxy, heterogeneity, imbalance,
     imparity, inadequacy, incoherence, incommensurability,
     incompatibility, incongruity, inconsistency, inconsonance,
     indiscriminateness, inequality, inequity, inharmonious harmony,
     injustice, insufficiency, irreconcilability, irregularity, knot,
     lopsidedness, most admired disorder, nonconformability,
     nonconformity, nonsymmetry, nonuniformity, odds, overbalance,
     oxymoron, paradox, perturbation, promiscuity, promiscuousness,
     quirk, randomness, screw, self-contradiction, shortcoming, torsion,
     tortuosity, turbulence, turn, twist, unbalance, unconformability,
     unconformity, unevenness, unfair discrimination, unorthodoxy,
     unsymmetry, ununiformity, upset, warp, wrench, wrest, wring

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