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[lop-sahy-did] /ˈlɒpˈsaɪ dɪd/
heavier, larger, or more developed on one side than on the other; unevenly balanced; unsymmetrical.
leaning to one side.
Origin of lopsided
1705-15; lop2 + sided
Related forms
lopsidedly, adverb
lopsidedness, noun
1. uneven, unequal. Unabridged
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  • At the meeting, a dispute breaks out, albeit a lopsided one.
  • So the deers look all lopsided, and the frogs have huge heads.
  • So much so that nobody seems to care or see anything wrong with this lopsided status quo.
  • Such lopsided point of view really denigrates the genuine cause of this action.
  • Your incredibly lopsided response makes me flinch with consternation.
  • And right now the polls show a lopsided field of candidates.
  • Moreover, and more incredibly, air power delivered this wildly lopsided victory in a fairly humane fashion.
  • Think of all of the lopsided pots that have cherished places on our mantelpieces because our children made them.
  • Once again think of our childhood top, with that lopsided shape tapering to a point.
  • One unusual solution to that problem would be to conclude that the universe is lopsided.
British Dictionary definitions for lopsided


leaning or inclined to one side
greater in weight, height, or size on one side
Derived Forms
lopsidedly, adverb
lopsidedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for lopsided

also lop-sided, 1711, originally lapsided, first used of ships; from lop (v.2) + side (n.). Related: Lopsidedly; lopsidedness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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