Definitions for awryəˈraɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•wryəˈraɪ(adv.; adj.)

  1. with a turn or twist to one side; askew.

  2. away from the expected or proper direction; amiss; wrong:

    Our plans went awry.

Origin of awry:

1325–75; ME on wry. See a -1, wry

Princeton's WordNet

  1. askew, awry(p), cockeyed, lopsided, wonky, skew-whiff(adj)

    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"

  2. amiss(p), awry(p), haywire, wrong(p)(adverb)

    not functioning properly

    "something is amiss"; "has gone completely haywire"; "something is wrong with the engine"

  3. awry, amiss(adverb)

    away from the correct or expected course

    "something has gone awry in our plans"; "something went badly amiss in the preparations"

  4. askew, awry, skew-whiff(adverb)

    turned or twisted to one side

    "rugs lying askew"; "with his necktie twisted awry"

Wiktionary

  1. awry(Adverb)

    Obliquely, crookedly; askew.

  2. awry(Adverb)

    Perversely, improperly.

  3. awry(Adjective)

    Turned or twisted toward one side; crooked, distorted, out of place.

    The frame was awry.

  4. awry(Adjective)

    Wrong or distorted; perverse, amiss.

    There is something awry with this story.

  5. Origin: From a (preposition) + wry.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Awry

    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

  2. Awry

    aside from the line of truth, or right reason; unreasonable or unreasonably; perverse or perversely

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