adjective Date: circa 1802 1. a. (1) having one side prominent ; lopsided (2) having or occurring on one side only b. limited to one side ; partial <
a one-sided interpretation
2. unilateral <
a one-sided decision
one-sidedly adverbone-sidedness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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