lop·sid·ed | \ˈläp-ˌsī-dəd \

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

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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
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Economic impact of the two measures is lopsided because no economic impact study has been done for SDSU West. Phillip Molnar, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Taxpayers association says SoccerCity has bigger tax benefit to city," 12 July 2018 The possession stats are going to be wildly lopsided today 5’: Zhirkov Fires First Yuri Zhirkov grabs a rebound and lets one fly from long range. Andrew Das, New York Times, "That Roar You Heard Was From Russia. Its Team Sent Spain Packing.," 3 July 2018 The campaign coverage has been lopsided in favor of Erdogan who directly or indirectly controls a majority of Turkey's media. Suzan Fraser, chicagotribune.com, "Erdogan seeks to cement power in Turkey's high-stakes votes," 24 June 2018 Media coverage of the campaign has been lopsided in favor of Erdogan both on public and private channels. Fox News, "The Latest: Chart shows Turkish candidates' unequal coverage," 22 June 2018 Democratic voters in Wisconsin sued, arguing the GOP maps were so lopsided as to violate their constitutional rights. Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "U.S. Supreme Court sends Wisconsin redistricting case back to lower court, leaving GOP-friendly legislative map in place," 18 June 2018 The two top statewide races on the ballot this year — for governor and US Senate — continue to be lopsided in favor of the incumbents, the survey found. James Pindell, BostonGlobe.com, "Transgender rights question could be closest vote in Mass. this fall, poll finds," 14 June 2018 Like most early storms, Alberto is lopsided and not well organized, Pydynowski said . John Bacon, USA TODAY, "Alberto puts damper on Memorial Day plans along Gulf Coast," 27 May 2018 If the legislation had passed as the Senate intended, its effects would have been racially lopsided. Jamila Michener, Vox, "The politics and policy of racism in American health care," 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of lopsided

1711, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of lopsided was in 1711

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English Language Learners Definition of lopsided

: having one side that is lower or smaller than the other

: uneven or unequal


lop·sid·ed | \ˈläp-ˈsī-dəd \

Kids Definition of lopsided

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

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evasion of direct action or statement

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