Definitions for awryəˈraɪ
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word awry
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
with a turn or twist to one side; askew.
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
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"
amiss(p), awry(p), haywire, wrong(p)(adverb)
not functioning properly
"something is amiss"; "has gone completely haywire"; "something is wrong with the engine"
away from the correct or expected course
"something has gone awry in our plans"; "something went badly amiss in the preparations"
askew, awry, skew-whiff(adverb)
turned or twisted to one side
"rugs lying askew"; "with his necktie twisted awry"
Obliquely, crookedly; askew.
Turned or twisted toward one side; crooked, distorted, out of place.
The frame was awry.
Wrong or distorted; perverse, amiss.
There is something awry with this story.
Origin: From a (preposition) + wry.
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
aside from the line of truth, or right reason; unreasonable or unreasonably; perverse or perversely
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