Askew
Askew A*skew", adv. & a. [Pref. a- + skew.] Awry; askance; asquint; oblique or obliquely; -- sometimes indicating scorn, or contempt, or entry. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

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  • askew — index disordered, oblique (slanted) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • askew — 1570s, of uncertain etymology; perhaps lit. on skew (see SKEW (Cf. skew)), or from the Old Norse form, a ska. Earlier askoye is attested in the same sense (early 15c.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • askew — *awry, askance Analogous words: crookedly, obliquely (see corresponding adjectives at CROOKED) Antonyms: straight …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • askew — [adj] crooked askance, askant, aslant, awry, bent, buckled, catawampus*, cockeyed*, crookedly, curved, knotted, lopsided, oblique, obliquely, off center, slanted, slanting, to one side, topsy turvey*, turned, twisted, yaw ways*, zigzag*; concept… …   New thesaurus

  • askew — ► ADVERB & ADJECTIVE ▪ not straight or level …   English terms dictionary

  • askew — [ə skyo͞o′] adv. [ A 1 + SKEW] to one side; awry; crookedly adj. on one side; awry …   English World dictionary

  • Askew — This surname recorded as Askew, Ascough, Ainscough and Ainscow, is of Old Norse origin, and is a locational name from Aiskew in the North Riding of Yorkshire, deriving from the elements eiki meaning oak, plus skogr , wood; hence, oak wood . The… …   Surnames reference

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