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1With one side lower or smaller than the other.‘a lopsided grin’
asymmetrical, unsymmetrical, uneven, unevenly balanced, unbalanced, off-balance, off-centre, unequal, askew, skew, skewed, squint, tilted, tilting, crooked, sloping, slanted, aslant, one-sided, out of true, out of line, to one side, awryskew-whiff, cock-eyedView synonyms
- ‘Such a lopsided half-time score for St Johnstone was difficult to fathom.’
- ‘Simon adjusted his lopsided top hat, tilting it even more than it had been in the first place.’
- ‘He waited for what seemed to be hours before the priest came up the creaking, lopsided ladder.’
- ‘Such a lopsided result defies the laws of probability and suggests something sinister at work.’
- ‘She imagines his brown hair spiky and lopsided, like the last time she saw him.’
- ‘A lopsided car would be a car with a higher load on one side than on the other.’
- ‘Casey glanced at me now and shot me a lopsided, sheepish grin.’
- ‘The Sultans delivered a decisive blow in the second inning with seven runs and cruised to a lopsided victory.’
- ‘I read on your website that one in 20 women has lopsided breasts.’
- ‘He kept them there just a second too long before dropping them to his sides with a lopsided grin.’
- ‘I watch as he tilted his head to one side giving me that same infuriating lopsided grin of his.’
- ‘The resulting lopsided casualty counts have a great deal to do with this skill imbalance.’
- ‘Some fine forward play and lax marking contributed to this lopsided score line.’
- ‘In the most recent operation surgeons had to pull her leg down by an inch because her pelvis had moved, which gave her a lopsided walk.’
- ‘He would, I think, have justified his lopsided perspective on the grounds that he was a biologist, not a historian.’
- ‘He leaned back, folded his arms across his broad chest, and gave his sister a lopsided grin.’
- ‘He gave me a lopsided grin, and walked into his room, shutting the door after him.’
- ‘In the second half, though, the lopsided nature of proceedings threatened to become an embarrassment.’
- ‘She caught sight of the old tyre-swing hanging lopsided from an outstretched branch.’
- ‘She quickly brings her arms stiffly to her sides and flashes a lopsided smile, her heavy jaw clenched.’
- 1.1 Disproportionately weighted in favor of one side over another.‘a lopsided competition’
Early 18th century: from lop + side + -ed.
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