What is another word for askew?

Pronunciation: [ɐskjˈuː] (IPA)

Askew is a term used to describe something that is not in a straight or proper position. Alternative words commonly used to describe this condition include crooked, skewed, tilted, slanted, cockeyed, lopsided, uneven, off-kilter, and awry. Each of these words describes a deviation from properly aligned or vertical. While each word has a slightly different connotation, they all generally suggest a sense of imbalance or misalignment. In literature, these words are often used to describe anything from a physical object to a character's emotional state, creating vivid imagery and evoking a sense of discord or intangibility.

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What are the opposite words for askew?

The word "askew" refers to something that is not straight, out of alignment or lopsided. In contrast to "askew," the antonym "straight" implies something that is aligned, upright and smooth. "Aligned" refers to a straight line, parallel or perpendicular disposition. "Upright" denotes an object that is vertical, without leaning to any side. "Smooth," on the other hand, suggests that the surface or texture is even and free from any irregularity or bumpiness. Other potential antonyms for "askew" may include "level," "balanced," "rectified," "correct," or "even." Each of these words can describe something that is free from any slant, crookedness or imbalance.

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Usage examples for Askew

It harms her not, while all about me is askew.
"Contemporary One-Act Plays Compiler: B. Roland Lewis"
Sir James M. Barrie George Middleton Althea Thurston Percy Mackaye Lady Augusta Gregor Eugene Pillot Anton Tchekov Bosworth Crocker Alfred Kreymborg Paul Greene Arthur Hopkins Paul Hervieu Jeannette Marks Oscar M. Wolff David Pinski Beulah Bornstead Herma
Mrs. Claude askew got the first prize.
"My Diary in Serbia: April 1, 1915-Nov. 1, 1915"
Monica M. Stanley
Mrs. askew is staying in Belgrade, and she heard I was ill, so came in to see me.
"My Diary in Serbia: April 1, 1915-Nov. 1, 1915"
Monica M. Stanley

Famous quotes with Askew

  • Beware thoughts that come in the night. They aren't turned properly; they come in askew, free of sense and restriction, deriving from the most remote of sources.
    William Trogdon
  • Here's why I think there's something a little odd with George [Bush]. Because a lot of the times when he speaks, his words don't match his face. Something is askew. You can't talk about the war with a smile on your face. He does it constantly. If you're the President, you should go "We're going to talk about the war, I must have a frowny face." The only time you can smile when you're talking about the war in Iraq is when you go, "Well, two Iraqis walk into a bar, hahaha."
    Lewis Black
  • "It'll be all right, Jerry." No it won't. He recognized Goober's voice and it was important to share the discovery with Goober. He had to tell Goober to play ball, to play football, to run, to make the team, to sell the chocolates, to do whatever they wanted you to do. He tried to voice the words but there was something wrong with his mouth, his teeth, his face. But he went ahead anyway, telling Goober what he needed to know. They tell you to do your thing but they don't mean it. They don't want you to do your thing, not unless it happens to be their thing, too. It's a laugh, Goober, a fake. Don't disturb the universe, Goober, no matter what the posters say. His eyes fluttered open and he saw Goober's face all askew, like a broken movie film. But he was able to see the concern the worry on his face. Take it easy, Goober, it doesn't even hurt anymore. See? I'm floating, floating above the pain. Just remember what I told you. It's important. Otherwise, they murder you.
    Robert Cormier
  • O Sun, great Oriental, my proud mind's golden cap, I love to wear you cocked askew, to play and burst in song throughout our lives, and so rejoice our hearts.
    Nikos Kazantzakis

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