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

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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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Recent Examples on the Web Auburn then failed to bounce back from its first loss and instead was handed an even more lopsided defeat, 69-47, at Florida following the team’s worst shooting performance of the year. Tom Green | Tgreen@al.com, al, "Auburn plummets out of top 15 of AP poll after back-to-back losses," 20 Jan. 2020 The loss matched Portland’s most lopsided defeat of the season. Jamie Goldberg, oregonlive, "Portland Trail Blazers vs. Washington Wizards: Live updates, TV channel, how to watch live stream online," 3 Jan. 2020 By comparison, and not counting the final game of the regular season, the Cardinals have suffered lopsided defeats of 27 points or more 16 times since 2000. Bob Mcmanaman, azcentral, "Arizona Cardinals have decent history at recovering from lopsided losses," 7 Dec. 2019 Both the Hoosiers and Terps have experienced blowout wins and lopsided defeats. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Indiana, Maryland seek to turn corner in Big Ten matchup," 18 Oct. 2019 The Irish made Iowa State look like the ill-prepared team Saturday in a lopsided 33-9 Camping World Bowl victory. Tyler James, Indianapolis Star, "Notre Dame finds passion and purpose in Camping World Bowl rout of Iowa State," 29 Dec. 2019 Ohio State does not need to replicate the shock-and-awe starts of some of its more lopsided victories. Nathan Baird, cleveland, "Why Ohio State football must interrupt Clemson’s first-quarter dominance in the Fiesta Bowl," 28 Dec. 2019 His 27 points against Brooklyn — which included 10 during a third quarter that turned out to be decisive — helped the Spurs rally from a 14-point deficit to claim their second-most lopsided victory of the season. Jeff Mcdonald, ExpressNews.com, "Patty Mills has been the Spurs’ cheerleader and lifesaver," 20 Dec. 2019 After Kentucky’s lopsided victory, the team celebrated in unison, posing for photos with the Governor’s Cup on the soggy field. Hayes Gardner, The Courier-Journal, "'We can talk all the trash we want': Kentucky has room to boast after dominant rivalry win," 30 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of lopsided

1711, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Lopsided.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lopsided. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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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 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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