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unequal (adj.)

1530s, "unjust, unfair," from un- (1) "not" + equal (adj.). Meaning "not the same in amount, size, quality, etc." is recorded from 1560s (inequal in this sense is from late 14c.). Sense of "inadequate, insufficient" (to some task) is attested from 1690s. Related: Unequally.

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Definitions of unequal from WordNet

unequal (adj.)
poorly balanced or matched in quantity or value or measure;
unequal (adj.)
lacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task;
she was unequal to the task
Synonyms: inadequate
From wordnet.princeton.edu