One-sided One`-sid"ed, a. 1. Having one side only, or one side prominent. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence: Limited to one side; favoring one person or side over another; partial; unjust; unfair; as, a one-sided view or statement. [WordNet sense 5] ``Unguarded and one-sided language.'' --T. Arnold.

Syn: biased, colored, slanted. [1913 Webster]

3. Having one team or party greatly superior; strongly favoring only one side; uneven; imbalanced; unequal; as, a one-sided contest; -- of contests, generally. [WordNet sense 4] [PJC]

4. (Bot.) Growing on one side of a stem; as, one-sided flowers. [1913 Webster]

5. Using only one side, or having only one side usable; as, one-sided printing; one-sided film; -- used mostly of sheets of material used for printing or imaging. [PJC]

6. Performed by only one party or side; -- of actions directly affecting more than one party. Opposite of {multilateral}. [WordNet sense 2]

Syn: unilateral (vs. bilateral). [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

7. out of proportion in shape.

Syn: ill-proportioned, lopsided. [WordNet 1.5]

8. Not reversible or capable of having either side out; -- of cloth fabrics or clothing. Opposite of {reversible}. [WordNet sense 1]

Syn: nonreversible. [WordNet 1.5] -- {One`-sid"ed*ly}, adv. -- {One`-sid"ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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