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uneven adj
1 not even or uniform as e.g. in shape or texture; "an uneven color"; "uneven ground"; "uneven margins"; "wood with an uneven grain" [ant: even]
2 (of a contest or contestants) not fairly matched as opponents; "vaudeville...waged an uneven battle against the church" [syn: mismatched]
3 inconsistent in quality [syn: spotty]

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  • /ʌnˈivən/
  • /Vn"iv@n/
  • Rhymes: -iːvən


unefen, from un- + even.


  1. Not even
  2. Not level or smooth
  3. Not uniform
  4. Varying in quality



Not even
Not level or smooth
Not uniform
Varying in quality

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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