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lopsided

[lop-sahy-did] /ˈlɒpˈsaɪ dɪd/
adjective
1.
heavier, larger, or more developed on one side than on the other; unevenly balanced; unsymmetrical.
2.
leaning to one side.
Origin
1705-1715
1705-15; lop2 + sided
Related forms
lopsidedly, adverb
lopsidedness, noun
Synonyms
1. uneven, unequal.
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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

lopsided

/ˌlɒpˈsaɪdɪd/
adjective
1.
leaning or inclined to one side
2.
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
adj.

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

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