akilter

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

a- +‎ kilter?

Adjective[edit]

akilter (comparative more akilter, superlative most akilter)

  1. crooked, out of alignment, askew
    • 1995, Richard Brautigan, Revenge of the Lawn, page 109:
      All of their gardens had been crushed by winter storms and their corn patches were defeated and all akilter.
  2. (figuratively) twisted, dysfunctional
    • 2002, Iris Murdoch, The Time of the Angels, page 297:
      He knew something was wrong by the smell of the house and the sounds and colours of uneasy light that told him the mood of things was all akilter.

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