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[ lop-sahy-did ]


  1. heavier, larger, or more developed on one side than on the other; unevenly balanced; unsymmetrical.

    Synonyms: unequal, uneven

  2. leaning to one side.


/ ˌlɒpˈsaɪdɪd /


  1. leaning or inclined to one side
  2. greater in weight, height, or size on one side

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Derived Forms

  • ˌlopˈsidedly, adverb
  • ˌlopˈsidedness, noun

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Other Words From

  • lopsided·ly adverb
  • lopsided·ness noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of lopsided1

First recorded in 1705–15; lop 2 + sided

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Example Sentences

A healthy chunk of the Democratic base vote consists of nonwhite people living in overwhelmingly nonwhite neighborhoods that lend themselves to “packing” Democrats into inefficient lopsided districts.

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To Jared’s point, it’s been strange because of the lopsided scores.

It was perhaps the most lopsided upset in the history of the NBA playoffs.

If anything, this ratio may be even more lopsided among Republicans.

The 21-year-old entered play Friday tied for first in the majors in wins above replacement,13 making the Padres’ deal to acquire him look like one of the most lopsided in recent history.

But opponents take little comfort from these lopsided numbers.

Despite such a lopsided vote in the House, the measure will die in the Senate.

The weapons rarely hit their targets, and the death toll has been lopsided against them.

This decision turned the trial of Whitey Bulger into one of the most lopsided cases in the history of jurisprudence.

In case you need reminding, the final Electoral College score was a lopsided 332–206.

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

Art Kuzak could only sigh heavily, grin a lopsided grin, and produce.

That hitch in his development, rendering him the most lopsided of God's creatures, was his standing misfortune.

"Awfully sorry, Mr. Morgan," he said with a lopsided smile that didn't even look genuine.

Louise, meanwhile, out of hearing, was trying to sell a very lopsided basket to an elderly gentleman.


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