1) ADJ-GRADED If you say that an activity or relationship is one-sided, you think that one of the people or groups involved does much more than the other or is much stronger than the other.

The negotiating was completely one-sided...

Muster needed just 72 minutes to win the one-sided match, 6-2, 6-3.

2) ADJ-GRADED (disapproval) If you describe someone as one-sided, you are critical of what they say or do because you think it shows that they have considered only one side of an issue or event.

The organisation still believes the government is being one sided...

There has been a very one-sided account of her problems with Ted.


English dictionary. 2008.


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