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awry Explained

awry at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


awry at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1375, "crooked, askew," from a- "on" + wry (q.v.). ///

awry at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj [Date: 1300-1400; Origin: on + wry]//
1 go awry: if something goes awry, it does not happen in the way that was planned// --My carefully laid plans had already gone awry.//
2 not in the correct position: --He rushed out, hat awry.//

awry at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

108 Moby Thesaurus words for "awry":
aberrant, abroad, adrift, afield, agee, agee-jawed, all abroad,
all off, all wrong, amiss, aside, askance, askant, askew, askewgee,
aslant, asquint, astray, at fault, badly, beside the mark, cam,
catawampous, catawamptious, cock-a-hoop, cockeyed, convulsed,
corrupt, crooked, crookedly, deceptive, defective, delusive,
deranged, deviant, deviational, deviative, disarranged,
discomfited, discomposed, disconcerted, dislocated, disordered,
disorderly, disorganized, distorted, disturbed, errant, erring,
erroneous, erroneously, fallacious, false, faultful, faultily,
faulty, flawed, haywire, heretical, heterodox, illogical, illusory,
in disorder, misplaced, not right, not true, obliquely, off,
off the track, on the fritz, out, out of gear, out of joint,
out of kelter, out of kilter, out of order, out of place,
out of tune, out of whack, peccant, perturbed, perverse, perverted,
roily, self-contradictory, shuffled, skew, skew-jawed, skewed,
slantways, slaunchways, squinting, straying, turbid, turbulent,
unfactual, unfavorably, unorthodox, unproved, unsettled, untrue,
untruly, upset, wamper-jawed, wide, wrong, wry, yaw-ways

Awry at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Awry \A*wry"\, adv. & a. [Pref. a- + wry.]
1. 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. ``Your crown's awry.'' --Shak.

Blows them transverse, ten thousand leagues awry.
Into the devious air. --Milton.

2. Aside from the line of truth, or right reason;
unreasonable or unreasonably; perverse or perversely.

Or by her charms Draws him awry, enslaved. --Milton.

Nothing more awry from the law of God and nature
than that a woman should give laws to men. --Milton.

awry at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj 1: 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" [syn: {askew},
{awry(p)}, {cockeyed}, {lopsided}, {wonky}, {skew-whiff}]
2: not functioning properly; "something is amiss"; "has gone
completely haywire"; "something is wrong with the engine"
[syn: {amiss(p)}, {awry(p)}, {haywire}, {wrong(p)}]
adv 1: away from the correct or expected course; "something has
gone awry in our plans"; "something went badly amiss
in the preparations" [syn: {amiss}]
2: turned or twisted to one side; "rugs lying askew"; "with his
necktie twisted awry" [syn: {askew}, {skew-whiff}]

awry at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: was wotd » 2008|October|2



From a (preposition) + wry.


* Inter: a » UK|US Inter: IPA » /əˈɹai/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /@"rai/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-awry.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » aɪ


    Inter: en-ad » v

  • Obliquely, crookedly; askew.
    1. Perversely, improperly.


      Inter: trans-top » obliquely, crookedly; askew

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|накриво, Inter: t+ » bg|косо
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|vinossa, Inter: t- » fi|vinoon, Inter: t- » fi|kierossa, Inter: t- » fi|kieroon
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|de travers, Inter: t+ » fr|de guingois

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|krzywo, Inter: t- » pl|ukośnie
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|криво|tr=krívo, Inter: t+ » ru|косо|tr=kóso, Inter: t+ » ru|набок|tr=nábok
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|sned

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » perversely, improperly
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|неправилно, Inter: t+ » bg|криво
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|sopimattomasti

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|niewłaściwie, Inter: t- » pl|opacznie
  • Russian: неправильно (n'eprávil'no), невернo (n'ev'érno), превратно (pr'evrátno)
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|galet, Inter: t- » sv|på tok

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-ad » j
  • Turned or twisted toward one side; crooked, distorted, out of place.
    1. : The frame was awry.
    2. Wrong or distorted; perverse, amiss.
    3. : There is something awry with this story.

      Usage notes

      * As an adjective, awry is almost always used as a predicate adjective.


      * Inter: sense » misaligned wonky Inter: qualifier » mostly UK


      * Inter: seeCite » s


      Inter: trans-top » turned or twisted toward one side

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|крив, Inter: t+ » bg|изкривен
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|vino, Inter: t+ » fi|kiero
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|krzywy

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|кривой|tr=krivój, Inter: t+ » ru|искривлённый|tr=iskrivlónnyj, Inter: t+ » ru|косой|tr=kosój, Inter: t+ » ru|искажённый|tr=iskažónnyj
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|torcido
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|sned

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » wrong or distorted; perverse, amiss
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|погрешен, Inter: t+ » bg|неправилен
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|sopimaton
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|niewłaściwy

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: неправильный (n'eprávil'nyj), неверный (n'ev'érnyj), искажённый (iskažónnyj), превратный (pr'evrátnyj)

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    * wary
    • wray

    Translation: bg » awry
    Translation: de » awry
    Translation: et » awry
    Translation: fr » awry
    Translation: ko » awry
    Translation: io » awry
    Translation: lt » awry
    Translation: ml » awry
    Translation: my » awry
    Translation: nl » awry
    Translation: pl » awry
    Translation: ru » awry
    Translation: fi » awry
    Translation: sv » awry
    Translation: ta » awry
    Translation: te » awry
    Translation: vi » awry