unrepresentative

unrepresentative
adjective
1 not typical of a group or type, and therefore not giving you any information about the other members of the same group or type
(+ of): This painting is unrepresentative of the rest of her work.
2 an unrepresentative government only has a few members from a variety of social groups, so that the opinions of many people are ignored

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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