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lopsided

[lop-sahy-did] /ˈlɒpˈsaɪ dɪd/
adjective
1.
heavier, larger, or more developed on one side than on the other; unevenly balanced; unsymmetrical.
2.
leaning to one side.
Origin of lopsided
1705-1715
First recorded in 1705-15; lop2 + sided
Related forms
lopsidedly, adverb
lopsidedness, noun
Synonyms
1. uneven, unequal.
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  • She retired into the garage and returned with a lopsided oilcan.

  • He grinned at Scorio, but the grin was lopsided, more like a sneering grimace.

    Empire Clifford Donald Simak
  • His lopsided grin was as frightening as the cardinal's angry stare.

  • Now break up that lopsided, rickety table there and make a fire.

    The Ghost Breaker Charles Goddard
  • Art Kuzak could only sigh heavily, grin a lopsided grin, and produce.

    The Planet Strappers Raymond Zinke Gallun
British Dictionary definitions for lopsided

lopsided

/ˌlɒpˈsaɪdɪd/
adjective
1.
leaning or inclined to one side
2.
greater in weight, height, or size on one side
Derived Forms
lopsidedly, adverb
lopsidedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for lopsided
adj.

also lop-sided, 1711, originally lapsided, first used of ships; from lop (v.2) + side (n.). Related: Lopsidedly; lopsidedness.

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