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un·e·qual / ˌənˈēkwəl/ • adj. 1. not equal in quantity, size, or value: two rooms of unequal size | unequal odds. ∎  not fair, evenly balanced, or having equal advantage: the ownership of capital is unequal in this country. 2. not having the ability or resources to meet a challenge: she felt unequal to the task before her.• n. a person or thing considered to be different from another in status or level.DERIVATIVES: un·e·qual·ly adv.