one-sided

adjective one-sid·ed \ ˈwən-ˈsī-dəd \

Definition of one-sided

1 a (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

one-sidedly

adverb

one-sidedness

noun

First Known Use of one-sided

circa 1793



ONE-SIDED Defined for English Language Learners

one-sided

adjective

Definition of one-sided for English Language Learners

  • : showing only one opinion or point of view

  • : led or controlled by one of the two people or groups involved


ONE-SIDED Defined for Kids

one-sided

adjective one-sid·ed \ ˈwən-ˈsī-dəd \

Definition of one-sided for Students

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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