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 for one-sided
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  One-sided \One`-sid"ed\, a.
     1. Having one side only, or one side prominent.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Hence: Limited to one side; favoring one person or side
        over another; partial; unjust; unfair; as, a one-sided
        view or statement. [WordNet sense 5] "Unguarded and
        one-sided language." --T. Arnold.
     Syn: biased, colored, slanted.
          [1913 Webster]
     3. Having one team or party greatly superior; strongly
        favoring only one side; uneven; imbalanced; unequal; as, a
        one-sided contest; -- of contests, generally. [WordNet
        sense 4]
     4. (Bot.) Growing on one side of a stem; as, one-sided
        [1913 Webster]
     5. Using only one side, or having only one side usable; as,
        one-sided printing; one-sided film; -- used mostly of
        sheets of material used for printing or imaging.
     6. Performed by only one party or side; -- of actions
        directly affecting more than one party. Opposite of
        multilateral. [WordNet sense 2]
     Syn: unilateral (vs. bilateral).
          [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]
     7. out of proportion in shape.
     Syn: ill-proportioned, lopsided.
          [WordNet 1.5]
     8. Not reversible or capable of having either side out; -- of
        cloth fabrics or clothing. Opposite of reversible.
        [WordNet sense 1]
     Syn: nonreversible.
          [WordNet 1.5] -- One`-sid"ed*ly, adv. --
          One`-sid"ed*ness, n.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: not reversible or capable of having either side out [syn:
             nonreversible, one-sided] [ant: reversible, two-
      2: involving only one part or side; "unilateral paralysis"; "a
         unilateral decision" [syn: unilateral, one-sided] [ant:
         many-sided, multilateral]
      3: favoring one person or side over another; "a biased account
         of the trial"; "a decision that was partial to the defendant"
         [syn: biased, colored, coloured, one-sided,

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