uneven

uneven(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (not level)
a. desigual
Running on an uneven surface takes more effort than running on a flat surface.Correr en una superficie irregular requiere más esfuerzo que correr en una superficie plana.
b. irregular
The suspension is so great on this car that even driving on an uneven road feels smooth.La suspensión de este coche es tan buena que hasta en una carretera irregular se siente suave.
c. desnivelado
I twisted my ankle walking on uneven ground.Me torcí el tobillo al caminar sobre un terreno desnivelado.
d. disparejo
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
The floor in my apartment is uneven, so I have to put folded paper under the table legs.El piso de mi departamento está disparejo, así que tengo que colocar papel doblado debajo de las patas de las mesas.
e. desparejo (River Plate)
My bangs are too short and uneven. They look awful!El flequillo me quedó corto y desparejo. ¡Está horrible!
2. (irregular)
a. irregular
The patient's breathing is uneven.La respiración del paciente es irregular.
3. (inconsistent)
a. desigual
The play was uneven. There were some great actors and some lousy ones.La obra estuvo desigual. Algunos actores estuvieron geniales y otros pésimos.
b. disparejo
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
The team has had four years of uneven performance.El equipo lleva cuatro años de rendimiento disparejo.
c. desparejo (River Plate)
The story's good, but his uneven writing style makes the text hard to read.La historia es buena, pero su estilo desparejo hace que el texto resulte difícil de leer.
4. (unfair)
a. desigual
The older runner started in front, to try to avoid an uneven race.El corredor de mayor edad comenzó adelante, para intentar evitar una carrera desigual.
b. poco equitativo
The organization alleges uneven application of the law in cases where minorities are involved.La organización alega una aplicación poco equitativa de la ley en los casos donde se implican a las minorías.
c. dispar
The columnist said she intended to put an end to the uneven treatment of women in the business section.La columnista dijo que pretendía poner fin al tratamiento dispar de las mujeres en la sección de negocios.
d. disparejo
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
The country's uneven development has occurred mainly in cities.El desarrollo disparejo del país se ha presentado principalmente en las ciudades.
e. desparejo (River Plate)
Terrorism and fundamentalism may be consequences of uneven resource allocation.El terrorismo y el fundamentalismo pueden ser consecuencias de un reparto de recursos desparejo.
5. (not uniform)
a. irregular
Nigel placed some beautiful uneven gemstones in silver settings for jewelry.Nigel engastó unas hermosas piedras preciosas irregulares en monturas de plata para joyería.
b. disparejo
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Lauren dyed her hair to cover up her naturally uneven color.Lauren se tiñó el cabello para cubrir su color naturalmente disparejo.
c. desparejo (River Plate)
Stephanie'e foundation makeup is uneven.El maquillaje de base de Stephanie está desparejo.
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uneven
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (surface, road, breathing)
a. irregular
2. (performance)
a. desigual
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uneven [ˈʌnˈiːvən]
adjective
1 (not flat or straight) [+surface, wall, road] desigual; irregular; [+teeth] desigual
2 (irregular) [+breathing, rate] irregular
it was an uneven performance fue una actuación irregular
3 (unfair) [+distribution] desigual; poco equitativo; [+contest] desigual
the uneven distribution of aid la distribución desigual or poco equitativa de las ayudas
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