Recent Examples of asymmetrical from the Web
Their webs do not form a circular spoke pattern but rather an asymmetrical one.
Integration and interdependence between the two countries will continue, but the relationship remains asymmetrical.
The volunteers found slightly asymmetrical smiles more attractive than perfectly symmetrical ones, for example, and favored very wide smiles sporting fewer teeth over wide smiles with many teeth exposed.
Take a Liberian mask whose symmetrical face with protruding eyes and mouth is enlivened by dramatically asymmetrical décor.
Good flyers like sandpipers and murres tend to lay eggs that are more elongated and more asymmetrical—a bit like the shape of a Zeppelin—likely because lots of time in the air requires lightweight, compact bodies.
Suits were worn with either button-down striped shirts or asymmetrical collarless shirts, both paired with leather cords instead of ties.
Other types of abnormalities include ticks with missing legs or asymmetrical organs, or ticks that have both male and female characteristics.
For a wilder and more youthful sensibility, try a leather (or faux) jacket paired with a cut-out asymmetrical dress from a contemporary brand like Versus Versace or Alexander Wang.
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Origin and Etymology of asymmetrical
Greek asymmetria lack of proportion, from asymmetros ill-proportioned, from a- + symmetros symmetrical
First Known Use: 1690See Words from the same year
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