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[men-ee-sahy-did] /ˈmɛn iˈsaɪ dɪd/
having many sides.
having many aspects:
a many-sided question.
having many interests, qualities, accomplishments, etc.; versatile:
The typical person of the Renaissance was many-sided.
Origin of many-sided
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many-sidedness, noun Unabridged
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  • To the religious man, then, the fulness of Christian evidence is as many-sided as human life.

    Lux Mundi Various
  • He, more than any other, seems to show us how many-sided our human nature is.

    Benjamin Franklin John Torrey Morse, Jr.
  • Being a woman is a complex, many-sided business for which training must be broad and long-continued.

    Vocational Guidance for Girls Marguerite Stockman Dickson
  • He is a ready fellow, and the ready fellows are many-sided—eh, Maude?'

    Lord Kilgobbin Charles Lever
  • Generated as it is by a life of many-sided self-expression, it reflects its origin in its internal constitution.

  • It is the work of a man many-sided in his nature, many-sided in his moods.

    Personality in Literature Rolfe Arnold Scott-James
  • Consequently the author's productions became restless, many-sided, and superficial.

  • The fifteenth century is, above all, that of the many-sided men.

  • The enthusiasm felt for armour is not surprising; its interest is so many-sided.

    Armour in England J. Starkie Gardner
British Dictionary definitions for many-sided


having many sides, aspects, etc: a many-sided personality
Derived Forms
many-sidedness, noun
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