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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uhn-ee-vuh n]
    • /ʌnˈi vən/
    • /ʌnˈiː.vən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uhn-ee-vuh n]
    • /ʌnˈi vən/

Definitions of uneven word

  • adjective uneven not level or flat; rough; rugged: The wheels bumped and jolted over the uneven surface. 1
  • adjective uneven irregular; varying; not uniform: The book is uneven in quality. 1
  • adjective uneven not equitable or fair; one-sided: an uneven contest. 1
  • adjective uneven not equally balanced; not symmetrical or parallel. 1
  • adjective uneven (of a number) odd; not divisible into two equal integers: The numerals 3, 5, and 7 are uneven. 1
  • adjective uneven not level 1

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Origin of uneven

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English; Old English unefen; cognate with German uneben. See un-1, even1

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Parts of speech for Uneven


uneven popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 90% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for uneven

adj uneven

  • agee — awry, crooked, or ajar
  • aslant — at a slant
  • at variance — If one thing is at variance with another, the two things seem to contradict each other.
  • breathy — If someone has a breathy voice, you can hear their breath when they speak or sing.
  • bumpy — A bumpy road or path has a lot of bumps on it.

adjective uneven

  • askew — Something that is askew is not straight or not level with what it should be level with.
  • asperous — Rough, rugged, uneven.
  • asymmetric — Asymmetric means the same as asymmetrical.
  • asymmetrical — Something that is asymmetrical has two sides or halves that are different in shape, size, or style.
  • chapped — If your skin is chapped, it is dry, cracked, and sore.

Antonyms for uneven

adj uneven

  • accumbent — (of plant parts and plants) lying against some other part or thing
  • balletic — If you describe someone's movements as balletic, you mean that they have some of the graceful qualities of ballet.
  • collinear — lying on the same straight line
  • complanate — having a flattened or compressed aspect
  • coterminous — having a common boundary; bordering; contiguous

adjective uneven

  • equanimous — Calm and composed; of stable disposition.
  • even — Flat and smooth.
  • glazy — Having the appearance of a glaze.
  • homogeneous — composed of parts or elements that are all of the same kind; not heterogeneous: a homogeneous population.
  • level — having no part higher than another; having a flat or even surface.

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