Definition of off-kilter in English:

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adjective& adverb

1Not aligned or balanced.
Example sentences
  • The color balance is off-kilter something fierce, veering heavily toward the red pole of the spectrum.
  • If the balances of Mariam seem slightly off-kilter by present-day aesthetic standards, they nonetheless reflect the genuine intellectual concerns of its author and her potential audience.
  • And this is a woman who champions the fashionable mantra of work-life balance; evidently something is off-kilter.
1.1 [as adjective] Unconventional or eccentric: an off-kilter comedy about living in mud
More example sentences
  • The band has attracted national attention with its off-kilter performances and unconventional choice of instruments.
  • To balance the off-kilter timeline and the over the top story, the sets, locations, and even the methods of shooting are often copies of something done in another film.
  • The beauty of the band is their counterintuitive knack for balancing off-kilter musicianship with catchy hooks and chugging beats.

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