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Definitions of awry

  1. away from the correct or expected course; "something has gone awry in our plans"; "something went badly amiss in the preparations" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. turned or twisted toward one side; "a...youth with a gorgeous red necktie all awry"- G.K.Chesterton; "his wig was, as the British say, skew-whiff" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. turned or twisted to one side; "rugs lying askew"; "with his necktie twisted awry" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. not functioning properly; "something is amiss"; "has gone completely haywire"; "the telephone is out of order"; "what's the matter with your vacuum cleaner?"; "something is wrong with the engine" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. not functioning properly; "something is amiss"; "has gone completely haywire"; "something is wrong with the engine" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. Turned or twisted toward one side; not in a straight or true direction, or position; out of the right course; distorted; obliquely; asquint; with oblique vision; as, to glance awry. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Aside from the line of truth, or right reason; unreasonable or unreasonably; perverse or perversely. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Turned or twisted toward one side; as, his face was awry with pain; not straight; crooked; as, her cap was awry; perverse or perversely. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Twisted to one side: crooked: wrong: perverse. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Unevenly: perversely. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Crooked; to one side; uneven. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. Toward one side; crooked; obliquely; perversely. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Twisted towards one side or position; asquint. See Wry. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. Asquint; unevenly; uneven; crooked. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. a-r[=i]', adj. twisted to one side: distorted, crooked: wrong: perverse.--adv. unevenly: perversely: erroneously.--TO LOOK AWRY, to look askance at anything; TO WALK AWRY, to go wrong. [Prep. a, on, and WRY.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  16. Crookedly, askew; look a., look askance (lit. & fig.); amiss, improperly; go, run, tread, a., do wrong; (adj., usu. pred.) crooked (lit. & fig.). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  17. Not in a straight direction, obliquely; asquint, with oblique vision; not level, unevenly; not equally between two points; not in a right state, perversely. Complete Dictionary

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