having many sides.
having many aspects: a many-sided question.
having many interests, qualities, accomplishments, etc.; versatile: The typical person of the Renaissance was many-sided.

Origin of many-sided

First recorded in 1650–60
Related formsman·y-sid·ed·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for many-sided

Contemporary Examples of many-sided

Historical Examples of many-sided

  • But he is a many-sided creature, and may still be traced in another line of descent.



  • He is a ready fellow, and the ready fellows are many-sided—eh, Maude?'

    Lord Kilgobbin

    Charles Lever

  • His personality was many-sided enough to make his egoism representative.

    Views and Reviews

    William Ernest Henley

  • It is the work of a man many-sided in his nature, many-sided in his moods.

    Personality in Literature

    Rolfe Arnold Scott-James

  • The fifteenth century is, above all, that of the many-sided men.

British Dictionary definitions for many-sided



having many sides, aspects, etca many-sided personality
Derived Formsmany-sidedness, noun
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