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awry

a·wry

awry

 
 
pronunciation:
raI
part of speech: adjective & adverb
definition 1: off center; twisted or turned.
His tie was awry, and he looked as if he'd slept in his clothes.
synonyms:
askew, crooked, off-center
similar words:
amiss, aslant, cockeyed, oblique, offset, sideways, twisted
definition 2: in an unplanned and undesired direction.
His scheme went awry when his boss got suspicious.
synonyms:
amiss, wrong
similar words:
badly