Definitions for one-sided

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. (n.)considering but one side of a matter or question; partial or unfair:

    a one-sided judgment.

  2. with one side far superior or having all the advantage; unequal:

    a one-sided fight.

  3. Biol.existing, occurring, or developing more fully on one side, as certain flower clusters.

    Category: Biology

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nonreversible, one-sided(adj)

    not reversible or capable of having either side out

  2. unilateral, one-sided(adj)

    involving only one part or side

    "unilateral paralysis"; "a unilateral decision"

  3. biased, colored, coloured, one-sided, slanted(adj)

    favoring one person or side over another

    "a biased account of the trial"; "a decision that was partial to the defendant"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. one-sided(adjective)ʌn

    (of a competition, war, etc.) unfair because one team or player is much better

    a one-sided battle/conflict

  2. one-sidedʌn

    (of a discussion, argument, etc.) unfair because only one point of view is given

    the one-sided way in which the media presents the issue


  1. one-sided(Adjective)

    Partial or biased in favour of one faction or demographic group

    We were robbed! That referee was definitely one-sided.

  2. one-sided(Adjective)

    With one competitor dominant over the other

    It was a swift, one-sided fight, all over in the second round.

Anagrams of one-sided

  1. denoised

Translations for one-sided

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


with one person or side having a great advantage over the other

a one-sided contest.

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