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What is the opposite of equal?

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Adjective
Opposite of having identical attributes, characteristics, amounts, or qualities
“How did we all end up with separate bills of different amounts?”
Adjective
Opposite of applying in the same way to all people or in all circumstances
“If I even so much as got a hint that the journalist might've been biased, I would have certainly walked out of the interview.”
Adjective
Opposite of evenly or fairly balanced
“It was such a lopsided affair, that the spectators walked out halfway through the game.”
Adjective
(equal to) Opposite of having the necessary strength, ability, or means for
“They told him that he was unfit for the job because of his smaller stature.”
Adjective
(rare) Opposite of having emotional or mental peace
“The saxophonist plays with a churning, agitated energy whose tone is abrasive and rough-hewn.”
Adjective
Opposite of equivalent in meaning or effect
Adjective
Opposite of corresponding in size or amount to something else
“It was noted that the nature of the violence often seemed to be a disproportionate response to the events that had provoked it.”
Adjective
Opposite of displaying outstanding skill, knowledge, or experience in a given field
“If you had an incompetent employee who was costing you money and butchering important relationships, wouldn't you want to know?”
Adjective
Opposite of not divided into societal or economic groups
Adjective
Opposite of made up of exactly similar parts facing each other or around an axis
“Here, the qualities of molded mass-produced plastic are used to create an asymmetrical sculptural object of refined beauty.”
Adjective
Opposite of half chance
Adjective
Opposite of consistent with, or similar to, something else
Adjective
Opposite of regular and even throughout
Adjective
(on) Opposite of not influenced by others
“Business decisions were made dependent on the outcomes derived from the meeting.”
Verb
(beat) Opposite of to match or rival in performance or extent
“Kieran said he was just happy to finish first, but to beat the world record was a nice bonus.”
Verb
(lose to) Opposite of to match or rival in performance or extent
“In what was a huge buildup, Justin would eventually lose to David in a surprisingly lopsided encounter.”
Verb
Opposite of to (in all certainty or probability) result in
“Being meticulous and cautious with one's work will prevent unnecessary mistakes from arising.”
Verb
Opposite of to be, or seem to be, equal or comparable to
Verb
Opposite of to be comparable to in quality or excellence
“He trains hard, wanting to lead the rest of the competition.”
Verb
Opposite of to succeed in reaching or equaling (a standard or quality)
“In business, architects often miss the mark by not asking the users what they want.”
Verb
Opposite of to match or be the equal of
“There are nine members whose opinions differ from the rest of the group.”
Verb
Opposite of to amount in number to
Verb
Opposite of to be a symbol or embodiment of
“I have every right to antithesize your deluded sentiment about certain religions.”
Verb
Opposite of copy the actions of
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Opposite of to be a sign or indication of
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Opposite of make uniform in application or effect
Verb
Opposite of to respond to (a gesture or action) by making a corresponding one
Verb
Opposite of to describe as, or compare to something, similar
Verb
(amount to) Opposite of to add up to
Verb
Opposite of to constitute or amount to
“The entire piece can be split into four separate parts.”
Noun
Opposite of someone or something that is the same as another in status or quality
“His outstanding leadership qualities made him the difference among his peers.”
Noun
Opposite of someone or something that resembles, or corresponds to, another
“MacKinnon is the embodiment of mismatch when it comes to socks and shoes, as he dons a black shoe on his right foot and a red shoe on his left for basketball games.”
Noun
Opposite of a person or thing that is similar or analogous to another
“His results speak volumes of his incomparability in the field.”
Noun
Opposite of a person or thing of the same kind as another
“The thief was a scoundrel, and the mannerly gentleman was his antithesis.”
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