adverb & adjective
- 1Away from the appropriate, planned, or expected course; amiss: [as adverb]: many youthful romances go awry [as predic. adjective]: I got the impression that something was awryMore example sentences
amiss, wrong• informal up
- Obviously little would need to go amiss for the financial plan to go awry.
- Of course, when things go awry we always single out and punish somebody, usually the coach.
- Some people whose expectations go awry never do get back on their feet.
- 1.1Out of the normal or correct position; askew: [as predic. adjective]: he was hatless, his silver hair awryMore example sentences
- Hair of an unruly curling black hung awry upon her crooked shoulders and cascaded to the waist.
- Her hair was badly done, her skirts were awry, her hands were red.
- But King George's smile was a bit awry tonight.