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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
1805-1815
1805-15
Related forms
one-sidedly, adverb
one-sidedness, noun
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  • The point is that the information is one-sided until you choose to make it two-sided.
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  • To show you as one-sided, incapable of unbiased thought, yes.
  • When it was switched on, all of the mice immediately started walking in circles, responding to the one-sided motor stimulation.
  • There is an element of truth in this interpretation but it is far too one-sided.
  • Until now the fight could mostly be seen as one-sided.
  • The trouble is that the concessions are frequently one-sided.
  • The euro crisis can't be solved by yet another one-sided solution.
  • The resulting legislation was predictably one-sided.
  • And there's no reason this has to be a one-sided partisan affair.
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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