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1. Favoring one side or group; partial or biased: a one-sided view.
2. Characterized by the domination of one competitor over another: a one-sided basketball game.
3. Larger or more developed on one side: a one-sided pattern.
4. Existing or occurring on one side only.

one′-sid′ed·ly adv.
one′-sid′ed·ness n.


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. (Mathematics) denoting a surface on which any two points can be joined without crossing an edge. See Möbius strip
ˌone-ˈsidedly adv
ˌone-ˈsidedness n


1. considering but one side of a matter or question; partial or unfair: a one-sided judgment.
2. with one side far superior or having all the advantage; unequal: a one-sided fight.
3. Biol. existing, occurring, or developing more fully on one side, as certain flower clusters.
one′-sid′ed•ly, adv.
one′-sid′ed•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: - not reversible or capable of having either side out - involving only one part or side; "unilateral paralysis"; "a unilateral decision" - favoring one person or side over another; "a biased account of the trial"; "a decision that was partial to the defendant"
partial - showing favoritism


1. unequal, unfair, uneven, unjust, unbalanced, lopsided, inequitable, ill-matched It was a totally one-sided competition.
unequal just, fair, equal, equitable




[ˌwʌnˈsaɪdɪd] ADJ [view etc] → parcial; [decision] → unilateral; [contest] → desigual


[ˌwʌnˈsaɪdɪd] adj (decision, view) → unilaterale; (judgment, account) → parziale; (game, contest) → impari inv


(wan) noun
1. the number or figure 1. One and one is two (1 + 1 = 2).
2. the age of 1. Babies start to talk at one.
1. a single person or thing. She's the one I like the best; I'll buy the red one.
2. anyone; any person. One can see the city from here.
1. 1 in number. one person; He took one book.
2. aged 1. The baby will be one tomorrow.
3. of the same opinion etc. We are one in our love of freedom.
having one (of something). a one-legged man.
oneˈself pronoun
1. used as the object of a verb, the subject of which is one. One should wash oneself every morning.
2. used in emphasis. One always has to do these things oneself.
one-night ˈstand noun
(slang) a one-night sex partner; sexual intercourse with a one-night partner.
one-ˈoff noun, adjective
(something) made, intended etc for one occasion only. It's just a one-off arrangement.
one-parent ˈfamily noun
(also single parent family) a family with only a mother or a father to look after the children.
one-ˈsided adjective
1. with one person or side having a great advantage over the other. a one-sided contest.
2. representing only one aspect of a subject. a one-sided discussion.
one-ˈway adjective
1. in which traffic can move in one direction only. a one-way street.
2. (especially American) valid for travel in one direction only. a one-way ticket.
one-year-old noun
a person or animal that is one year old.
(of a person, animal or thing) that is one year old.
all one
just the same. It's all one to me what she does.
be one up on (a person)
to have an advantage over (someone). We brought out a book on this before our rivals so we're one up on them.
not be oneself
to look or feel ill, anxious etc. I'd better go home – I'm not myself today.
one and all
all (of a group). This was agreed by one and all.
one another
used as the object of a verb when an action takes place between people etc. They hit one another.
one by one
(of a number of people, things etc) one after the other. He examined all the vases one by one.
one or two
a few. I don't want a lot of nuts – I'll just take one or two.

one of is followed by a plural noun or pronoun, but takes a singular verb: One of the girls works as a hairdresser ; One of them is ill .
References in classic literature ?
No, by the truest rifle on the frontiers, here have been them one-sided horses again
My own opinion is, that however this one-sided horn may really be used by the Narwhale --however that may be --it would certainly be very convenient to him for a folder in reading pamphlets.
the magistrate will tranquilly arrange the wages from now clear away down into the nineteenth century; and then all of a sudden the wage-earner will consider that a couple of thousand years or so is enough of this one-sided sort of thing; and he will rise up and take a hand in fixing his wages himself.
No one-sided portrait, --no wholesale complaints,--but strict justice done, whenever individual kindliness has neutralized, for a moment, the deadly system with which it was strangely allied.
Crupp, who had been incessantly smiling to express sweet temper, and incessantly holding her head on one side, to express a general feebleness of constitution, and incessantly rubbing her hands, to express a desire to be of service to all deserving objects, gradually smiled herself, one-sided herself, and rubbed herself, out of the room.
The man liked the European costume, and ere long Passepartout issued from his shop accoutred in an old Japanese coat, and a sort of one-sided turban, faded with long use.
At our next meeting he made no allusion to the book, and our intercourse seemed fated to remain as negative and one-sided as if there had been no break in his reserve.
His next is to give it a one-sided bite at the edge as a test of its quality.
I did not establish with him that one-sided understanding which I had with Cervantes and Shakespeare; with a contemporary that was not possible, and as an American I was deeply hurt at the things he had said against us, and the more hurt because I felt that they were often so just.
But they were still far too one-sided, and when the five remaining horsemen whirled at a signal and charged full upon them it looked as if there would be a sudden ending of the battle.
It is not so one-sided as you seem to think it is," he began.
Hated by his kind and by mankind, indomitable, perpetually warred upon and himself waging perpetual war, his development was rapid and one-sided.