one-sided

adjective
one-sid·​ed | \ ˈwən-ˈsī-dəd How to pronounce one-sided (audio) \

Definition of one-sided

1a(1) : having one side prominent : lopsided
(2) : having or occurring on one side only
b : limited to one side : partial a one-sided interpretation
2 : unilateral a one-sided decision

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Other Words from one-sided

one-sidedly adverb
one-sidedness noun

First Known Use of one-sided

circa 1793, in the meaning defined at sense 1a(1)

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The first known use of one-sided was circa 1793

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“One-sided.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/one-sided. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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one-sided

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English Language Learners Definition of one-sided

disapproving : showing only one opinion or point of view
: led or controlled by one of the two people or groups involved

one-sided

adjective
one-sid·​ed | \ ˈwən-ˈsī-dəd \

Kids Definition of one-sided

1 : done or occurring on one side only a one-sided decision
2 : having one side more developed : lopsided
3 : favoring or dominated by one side Back in Connecticut he had sometimes watched the one-sided fights of cats and mice in the meadow …— George Selden, The Cricket in Times Square

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