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EtymologyEdit

a (preposition) +‎ wry

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /əˈɹaɪ/
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  • Rhymes: -aɪ
  • (nonstandard) IPA(key): /ˈɔ.ɹi/
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AdverbEdit

awry (comparative more awry, superlative most awry)

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

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AdjectiveEdit

awry (comparative more awry, superlative most 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 notesEdit

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

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SynonymsEdit

  • (misaligned): wonky (mostly UK)

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