Disparate vs Uneven - What's the difference?

disparate | uneven |


As adjectives the difference between disparate and uneven

is that disparate is composed of inherently different or distinct elements; incongruous while uneven is not even.

As a noun disparate

is (chiefly|in the plural) any of a group of unequal or dissimilar things.

disparate

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Composed of inherently different or distinct elements; incongruous.
  • The board of the company was decidedly disparate – no two members from the same social or economic background.
  • Essentially different; of different species, unlike but not opposed in pairs; also, less properly, utterly unlike; incapable of being compared; having no common genus.
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  • Synonyms

    * (composed of distinct elements ): incongruous, mismatched, uncoordinated * (markedly different ): different, dissimilar, unalike

    References

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (chiefly, in the plural) Any of a group of unequal or dissimilar things.
  • Anagrams

    * ----

    uneven

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Not even
  • Not level or smooth
  • Not uniform
  • Varying in quality
  • Synonyms

    * rough

    Derived terms

    * unevenly * unevenness

    See also

    * irregular * unequal English adjectives ending in -en