Disparity vs Mismatch - What's the difference?

disparity | mismatch |


As nouns the difference between disparity and mismatch

is that disparity is (uncountable) the state of being unequal; difference while mismatch is something that does not match; something dissimilar, inappropriate or unsuitable.

As a verb mismatch is

to match unsuitably; to fail to match.

disparity

English

Noun

  • (uncountable) the state of being unequal; difference
  • incongruity
  • Synonyms

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    mismatch

    English

    Etymology 1

    Verb

    (es)
  • To match unsuitably; to fail to match
  • Etymology 2

    Noun

    (es)
  • Something that does not match; something dissimilar, inappropriate or unsuitable.
  • *{{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=September 7 , author=Dominic Fifield , title=England start World Cup campaign with five-goal romp against Moldova , work=The Guardian citation , page= , passage=After all the trepidation born of Holland's toils home and away against these opponents in qualification for Euro 2012, and the pockmarked nature of the pitch, this was exposed as a mismatch from the opening exchanges. }}