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one-sided

[wuhn-sahy-did] /ˈwʌnˈsaɪ dɪd/
adjective
1.
considering but one side of a matter or question; partial or unfair:
a one-sided judgment.
2.
with one party, contestant, side, etc., vastly superior; unbalanced; unequal:
a one-sided fight.
3.
existing or occurring on one side only.
4.
having but one side, or but one developed or finished side.
5.
having one side larger or more developed than the other.
6.
Law. involving the action of one person only.
7.
having the parts all on one side, as an inflorescence.
Origin of one-sided
1805-1815
1805-15
Related forms
one-sidedly, adverb
one-sidedness, noun
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  • Everything in his tastes and criticisms which is one-sided or extravagant ought to be avoided.

    The Way of Initiation Rudolf Steiner
  • Yet the one-sided silence lived, with the terrible tenacity of evil.

    Meadow Grass Alice Brown
  • Most of the answers to the first question were vague, one-sided, “verbal,” or  bookish.

    The Measurement of Intelligence Lewis Madison Terman
  • But the characters of men are one-sided and accept this or that aspect of the truth.

    Sophist Plato
  • The reason is that in discussing such questions he usually became violent and one-sided.

    The Age of Tennyson Hugh Walker
British Dictionary definitions for one-sided

one-sided

adjective
1.
considering or favouring only one side of a matter, problem, etc
2.
having all the advantage on one side
3.
larger or more developed on one side
4.
having, existing on, or occurring on one side only
5.
another term for unilateral
6.
denoting a surface on which any two points can be joined without crossing an edge See Möbius strip
Derived Forms
one-sidedly, adverb
one-sidedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for one-sided
adj.

1833, "dealing with one side of a question or dispute," from one + side (n.). Related: One-sidedly; one-sidedness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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