noun see askew

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • askew — askewness, n. /euh skyooh /, adv. 1. to one side; out of line; in a crooked position; awry: to wear one s hat askew; to hang a picture askew. 2. with disapproval, scorn, contempt, etc.; disdainfully: They looked askew at the painting. adj. 3.… …   Universalium

  • askew — adverb or adjective Etymology: probably from 1a + skew Date: 1567 out of line ; awry < the picture hung askew > • askewness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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