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Relative SizePlay
Use 'disproportionate' to emphasize that one thing is much bigger or smaller than it should be compared to another. SlideThe disproportionate amount of homework to play time frustrated the students.
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Negative ConnotationPlay
'Disproportionate' often implies something is unfair or not right, so use it to criticize. SlideA disproportionate share of the profits went to the executives, which seemed unfair.
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Visual ImageryPlay
Imagine one side of a scale heavily weighed down to help remember the meaning of 'disproportionate'. SlideIn cartoons, a character's disproportionate head to body ratio can be comical.