Definition of One-sided

1. Adjective. Not reversible or capable of having either side out.

Exact synonyms: Nonreversible
Antonyms: Reversible



2. Adjective. Involving only one part or side. "A unilateral decision"
Exact synonyms: Unilateral
Similar to: One-party
Antonyms: Multilateral

3. Adjective. Favoring one person or side over another. "A decision that was partial to the defendant"
Exact synonyms: Biased, Colored, Coloured, Slanted
Similar to: Partial

Definition of One-sided

1. Adjective. Partial or biased in favour of one faction or demographic group ¹

2. Adjective. With one competitor dominant over the other ¹

3. Adjective. Out of proportion or lopsided ¹

4. Adjective. Having only one side, like a Möbius strip ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of One-sided

1. 1. Having one side only, or one side prominent; hence, limited to one side; partial; unjust; unfair; as, a one-sided view or statement. "Unguarded and one-sided language." 2. Growing on one side of a stem; as, one-sided flowers. One-sid"ed-ly, One-sidedness. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of One-sided

one-of-a-kinds
one-off
one-offs
one-on-one
one-party
one-percent milk
one-percenter
one-percenters
one-person(a)
one-piece
one-quadrillionth
one-quintillionth
one-seventh
one-shot
one-shots
one-sided (current term)
one-sidedly
one-sidedness
one-sidely
one-sixth
one-sixtieth
one-size-fits-all
one-start
one-step
one-step procedure
one-stop
one-stop shop
one-tenth
one-third
one-thousandth

Literary usage of One-sided

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1908)
"... Vice-admiral Sir Jahleel Brenton, 18-12, 8vo, a very one-sided view of Captain Brenton's great merits as an historian »ml as a philanthropist ..."

2. Theory of Maxima and Minima by Harris Hancock (1917)
"L. FUNCTIONS WHICH HAVE ONLY one-sided DIFFERENTIAL QUOTIENTS OF A CERTAIN ORDER ... If the continuous f unction f(x) has for x = XQ one-sided differential ..."

3. The Evolution of Modern Germany by William Harbutt Dawson (1911)
"For the growth of industry must inevitably be at the expense of agriculture, and the protection of agriculture by one-sided legislative measures must as ..."

4. The History of Modern Painting by Richard Muther (1895)
"... broke away from the one-sided doctrines of the Classics, but held fast to one of them, viz.. Contemporary life was not a worthy subject of art. ..."

5. On Rest and Pain: A Course of Lectures on the Influence of Mechanical and by John Hilton, W. H. A. Jacobson (1879)
"... or Bilateral and Unilateral Pains a One-Sided, Cause — Cases of Diseased Spine with Symmetrical Abdominal Pains — With Pain on the Back of the Head ..."

6. The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by Isaac Smith Homans, William Buck Dana (1841)
"Then why call this one-sided reciprocity—this casting of our own interest, bound, at the feet of our great rival, by the abused name of " Free Trade ? ..."

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