from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Favoring one side or group; partial or biased: a one-sided view.
  • adj. Characterized by the domination of one competitor over another: a one-sided basketball game.
  • adj. Larger or more developed on one side: a one-sided pattern.
  • adj. Existing or occurring on one side only.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Partial or biased in favour of one faction or demographic group
  • adj. With one competitor dominant over the other
  • adj. Out of proportion or lopsided
  • adj. Having only one side, like a Möbius strip

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having one side only, or one side prominent.
  • adj. Limited to one side; favoring one person or side over another; partial; unjust; unfair.
  • adj. Having one team or party greatly superior; strongly favoring only one side; uneven; imbalanced; unequal; ; -- of contests, generally.
  • adj. Growing on one side of a stem.
  • adj. Using only one side, or having only one side usable; ; -- used mostly of sheets of material used for printing or imaging.
  • adj. Performed by only one party or side; -- of actions directly affecting more than one party. Opposite of multilateral.
  • adj. out of proportion in shape.
  • adj. Not reversible or capable of having either side out; -- of cloth fabrics or clothing. Opposite of reversible.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Relating to or having but one side; partial; unjust; unfair: as, a one-sided view.
  • In botany, developed to one side; turned to one side, or having the parts all turned one way; unequal-sided.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. favoring one person or side over another
  • adj. not reversible or capable of having either side out
  • adj. involving only one part or side


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