• Awry

    Pronunciation

    • UK IPA: /əˈɹaɪ/
    • Rhymes: -aɪ
    • nonstandard IPA: /ɔ.ɹi/

    Origin

    From a (preposition) + wry.

    Full definition of awry

    Adverb

    awry

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

    Adjective

    awry

    1. Turned or twisted toward one side; crooked, distorted, out of place.The frame was awry.
    2. Wrong or distorted; perverse, amiss.There is something awry with this story.

    Usage notes

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

    Synonyms

    • (misaligned) wonky mostly UK

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