Lopsided Lop"sid`ed, a. [Lop + side. Cf. {Lobsided}.] 1. Leaning to one side because of some defect of structure; as, a lopsided ship. --Marryat. [1913 Webster]

2. Unbalanced; poorly proportioned; having much more on one side than the other; -- also used metaphorically; as, a lopsided victory. [1913 Webster +PJC]

3. Full of idiosyncrasies. --J. S. Mill. [1913 Webster]

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  • lopsided — also lop sided, 1711, originally lapsided, first used of ships; from LOP (Cf. lop) (v.2) + SIDE (Cf. side) (n.). Related: Lopsidedly; lopsidedness …   Etymology dictionary

  • lopsided — [adj] leaning, falling to one side; larger on one side askew, asymmetrical, awry, cockeyed, crooked, disproportional, disproportionate, inclinatory, irregular, nonsymmetrical, off balance, one sided, out of shape, overbalanced, squint, tilting,… …   New thesaurus

  • lopsided — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ with one side lower or smaller than the other. DERIVATIVES lopsidedly adverb lopsidedness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • lopsided — [läp′sīd΄id] adj. 1. noticeably heavier, bigger, or lower on one side; not symmetrical 2. not balanced; uneven lopsidedly adv. lopsidedness n …   English World dictionary

  • lopsided — [[t]lɒ̱psa͟ɪdɪd[/t]] also lop sided 1) ADJ GRADED Something that is lopsided is uneven because one side is lower or heavier than the other. His suit had shoulders that made him look lopsided. ...a friendly, lopsided grin. 2) ADJ GRADED If you say …   English dictionary

  • lopsided — lop|sid|ed [ˌlɔpˈsaıdıd US ˌla:p ] adj [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: lop to hang down loosely ; LOP EARED] 1.) having one side that is lower or heavier than the other ▪ a lopsided grin 2.) unequal or uneven, especially in an unfair way ▪ a lopsided 8 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lopsided — adjective 1 having one side that is lower or heavier than the other: a lopsided grin 2 unequal or uneven in a way that seems unfair: a lopsided ratio of men to women …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • lopsided — adjective Date: 1711 1. leaning to one side 2. lacking in balance, symmetry, or proportion ; disproportionately heavy on one side < a lopsided vote of 99 1 > • lopsidedly adverb • lopsidedness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lopsided — adjective /ˈlɒp.saɪ.dəd,ˈlɑp.saɪ.dɪd/ Not even or balanced; not the same on one side as on the other. Carrying a heavy suitcase, he walked with a lopsided gait. See Also: top heavy …   Wiktionary

  • lopsided — adj. Lopsided is used with these nouns: ↑grin, ↑smile …   Collocations dictionary