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Princeton's WordNet

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

    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. askew, awry, skew-whiff(adverb)

    turned or twisted to one side

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


  1. askew(Adverb)

    tilted to one side.

    He wore his hat askew

  2. askew(Adverb)

    with disapproval

    to look askew

  3. askew(Adjective)

    Turned or twisted to one side.

  4. askew(Adjective)

    Untoward, unfavourable.

  5. Origin: From á ská, equivalent to . Compare á ská, skrå, Schräge.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Askew

    awry; askance; asquint; oblique or obliquely; -- sometimes indicating scorn, or contempt, or entry

  2. Origin: [Pref. a- + skew.]


  1. Askew

    Askew is an unincorporated community in Panola County, Mississippi. Askew is approximately 3 miles south of Sarah, along Mississippi Highway 3.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Askew

    a-skū′, adv. obliquely: aside: awry. [See Askance.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. askew

    Awry, crooked, oblique.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of askew in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of askew in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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