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
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 of lopsided from the Web
Even lopsided games never feel out of reach; that big inning is always around the corner.
But the term itself originates with the lopsided election described above, which took place in 1812 for the state Senate in Massachusetts.
Season 10 of Doctor Who has been incredibly lopsided—floating in and out of decent stories, while teasing us with a subtle Missy narrative that is finally, tantalisingly coming to full fruition in World Enough and Time.
For centuries, a lopsided minaret has been a defining landmark of the city of Mosul, Iraq.
Lawmakers promptly drew a map for the state Assembly that helped Republicans convert very close statewide vote totals into lopsided legislative majorities.
Paul George’s value is far greater than whatever Pacers President Kevin Pritchard will get for him in return, so when Pritchard makes a trade that looks lopsided – a trade that will be lopsided –
Despite these shortcomings, the Sun have been playing well, their lopsided with over Atlanta on Saturday a fine example.
Mrs. Jensen, considering her lopsided gate, did not look in the least impaired.
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First Known Use of lopsided
LOPSIDED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of lopsided for English Language Learners
: having one side that is lower or smaller than the other
: uneven or unequal
LOPSIDED Defined for Kids
Definition of lopsided for Students
: uneven in position, size, or amount a lopsided score a lopsided smile
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