What is another word for cockeyed?

1922 synonyms found


[ kˈɒkɪd], [ kˈɒkɪd], [ k_ˈɒ_k_ɪ_d]

Synonyms for Cockeyed:

How to use "Cockeyed" in context?

When someone refers to a situation as being "cockeyed," what they are typically referring to is not a technical geographical or angular definition, but a more general meaning that typically relates to someone or something being out of balance or not making sense. The term is derived from the name for a type of sailing ship that is particularly stable when sailing close to the wind; the name comes from the sharp upward turn of the bow and stern when the ship is close to the wind. When a person or thing is "cockeyed," it might be said to be off balance, or worse, rather off kilter.

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