lop·​sid·​ed | \ ˈläp-ˌsī-dəd How to pronounce lopsided (audio) \

Definition of lopsided

1 : leaning to one side
2 : lacking in balance, symmetry, or proportion : disproportionately heavy on one side a lopsided vote of 99–1

Other Words from lopsided

lopsidedly adverb
lopsidedness noun

Examples of lopsided in a Sentence

The house had a lopsided porch. They won the game by a lopsided score of 25–3. a lopsided vote of 99 to 1
Recent Examples on the Web The scoring was so lopsided that the Terps had three long-pole defenders score, including a field-length, empty-net shot from Matt Rahill with 9:27 left in the game. Mike Preston, Baltimore Sun, 19 Mar. 2022 Softball Glenelg: After a lopsided loss to Reservoir, the Gladiators (8-3, 7-3) won four of their next five games. Jacob Steinberg, Baltimore Sun, 25 Apr. 2022 But Denver never won an NFL title under Reeves, losing 39-20 to the Giants in the 1987 Super Bowl, 42-10 to Washington in 1988 and 55-10 to the San Francisco 49ers in 1990 — still the most lopsided loss in the game's history. Paul Newberry, ajc, 1 Jan. 2022 Despite the lopsided loss, students and alumni supported the players and coaches and didn’t shout out any disapproving boos or loud criticism during or after the game, which aired live on ESPN+. Diane Moca, chicagotribune.com, 18 Dec. 2021 There was the 40-0 beatdown in Buffalo that was the most lopsided loss in franchise history. Matt Young, Chron, 10 Dec. 2021 The Roadrunners traveled to Denton hoping to erase memories of a lopsided 45-3 loss at Apogee Stadium in 2019, as well as setbacks thee in 2017 and 2015. Greg Luca, San Antonio Express-News, 27 Nov. 2021 Despite a lopsided loss to end the season, Francis Scott Key head coach Will Thompson and the Eagles (7-4) accomplished a lot this year behind its seniors, including Jarren Rutter and Ryan Rill. Eric Bem, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 12 Nov. 2021 Duke got out to a 32-11 lead midway through the first half, led 59-42 at halftime and handed Calipari his most lopsided loss since arriving at Kentucky. Tim Casey, Forbes, 9 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of lopsided

1711, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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15 May 2022

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“Lopsided.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lopsided. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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lop·​sid·​ed | \ ˈläp-ˈsī-dəd How to pronounce lopsided (audio) \

Kids Definition of lopsided

: uneven in position, size, or amount a lopsided score a lopsided smile

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