Definition of Ill-proportioned

1. Adjective. Lacking pleasing proportions.

Similar to: Unshapely



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ill-proportioned

ill-fed
ill-formed
ill-gotten
ill-gotten gains
ill-humor
ill-humored
ill-humoured
ill-intentioned
ill-judged
ill-mannered
ill-natured
ill-naturedly
ill-naturedness
ill-omened
ill-prepared
ill-proportioned (current term)
ill-repute
ill-shapen
ill-sorted
ill-starred
ill-suited
ill-tempered
ill-thewed
ill-timed
ill-timed(a)
ill-treat
ill-treated
ill-treating
ill-treatment
ill-treats

Literary usage of Ill-proportioned

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"... a masterpiece of historic biography," but is ill-proportioned anu i Ii digested into annals. It abounds in picturesque but prolix accounts of sieges and ..."

2. The Picture of Scotland by Robert Chambers (1827)
"Though the Lowlanders and Highlanders may be said to divide the country pretty equally between them, their respective numbers are very ill- proportioned, ..."

3. A Critical History of the Language and Literature of Antient Greece by William Mure (1857)
"'But are not some men's bodies well proportioned, and others ill proportioned ?' ' To be sure they arc.' ' How then do you manage to adapt a well ..."

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