awry

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a (preposition) + wry.

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Adverb[edit]

awry (comparative more awry, superlative most awry)

  1. Obliquely, crookedly; askew.
  2. Perversely, improperly.

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Adjective[edit]

awry (comparative more awry, superlative most awry)

  1. Turned or twisted toward one side; crooked, distorted, out of place.
    The frame was awry.
  2. Wrong or distorted; perverse, amiss.
    There is something awry with this story.

Usage notes[edit]

  • As an adjective, awry is almost always used as a predicate adjective.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (misaligned): wonky (mostly UK)

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