adverb & adjective
- 1Not in a straight or level position: [as predic. adjective]: her hat was slightly askewMore example sentences
crooked(ly), lopsided(ly), tilted, angled, at an angle, oblique(ly), at an oblique angle, skew, skewed, slanted, aslant, awry, out of true, out of line, to one side, on one side, uneven(ly), off balance, off centre, asymmetrical(ly), unsymmetrical(ly); Scottish agley, squint, thrawn• informal cock-eyed
- Brent turned to me, rolling his eyes, his tri-corner hat slightly askew.
- At the door two glassy-eyed guards slowly tilt their heads slightly askew in opposite directions, and then towards each other.
- Objects that would normally hug the wall were positioned askew.
- 1.1Wrong; awry: [as adverb]: the plan went sadly askewMore example sentences
- Don't punish the press just because the publishers' plans have gone askew.
- A few of the facts are slightly askew but the enthusiasm of the article is interesting.
- One slip and the entire story would go slightly askew.