Definition of one-sided adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌwʌn ˈsaɪdɪd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌwʌn ˈsaɪdɪd//
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  1. 1(disapproving) (of an argument, opinion, etc.) showing only one side of the situation; not balanced synonym biased The press were accused of presenting a very one-sided picture of the issue.
  2. 2(of a competition or a relationship) involving people who have different abilities; involving one person more than another a totally one-sided match a one-sided conversation (= in which one person talks most of the time)
  3. Extra examples The violence was far from one-sided. Their relationship seems rather one-sided. She gave a somewhat one-sided account of the events. The debate was very one-sided, and lacking in any serious thinking.
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