Search Result for "one-sided":
1. not reversible or capable of having either side out;
[syn: nonreversible, one-sided]
2. involving only one part or side;
- Example: "unilateral paralysis"
- Example: "a unilateral decision"
[syn: unilateral, one-sided]
3. favoring one person or side over another;
- Example: "a biased account of the trial"
- Example: "a decision that was partial to the defendant"
[syn: biased, colored, coloured, one-sided, slanted]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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]