Recent Examples of asymmetrical from the Web
Bicycle rights occupy asymmetrical portland bushwick vexillologist.
Obama wore a little black dress with a pretty big impact – a form-fitting, mid-length, long-sleeve dress by Cushnie et Ochs with asymmetrical cutouts on the bodice, according to WWD.
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 opening is startlingly asymmetrical, with dancers all on one side of the stage, but in patterns that mysteriously answer the music’s sonorities.
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.
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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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