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kilter

Line breaks: kil¦ter
Pronunciation: /ˈkɪltə
 
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Definition of kilter in English:

noun

(in phrase out of kilter)
Out of harmony or balance: daylight saving throws everybody’s body clock out of kilter
More example sentences
  • House of Lords reform is up for debate next year, council elections need reform, the balance of power is out of kilter, but it's all hotch-potch and hand-to-mouth.
  • But when the two banks amalgamated, it threw the whole religious balance out of kilter.
  • The numbers are out of kilter and the balance is wrong.
Synonyms
awry, off balance, unbalanced, out of order, not in working order, disordered, confused, disorderly, disorganized, muddled, in poor shape;
disharmonious, discordant, out of tune, out of step

Origin

early 17th century: of unknown origin.

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