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awork | aworking | awreak | awreke | awrong | awry | awsome | ax | ax handle | ax head | axal




awryadv. & a. [Pref. a- + wry.].
  •  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.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
    "Blows them transverse, ten thousand leagues awry.
    Into the devious air.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Aside from the line of truth, or right reason; unreasonable or unreasonably; perverse or perversely.  [1913 Webster]
    "Or by her charms
    Draws him awry, enslaved.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "Nothing more awry from the law of God and nature than that a woman should give laws to men."  [1913 Webster]


awry, adv. & adj.
1 crookedly or askew.
2 improperly or amiss.
--predic.adj. crooked; deviant or unsound (his theory is awry).

go awry go or do wrong.
ME f. A(2) + WRY



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




N evil, ill, harm, hurt, mischief, nuisance, machinations of the devil, Pandora's box, ills that flesh is heir to, blow, buffet, stroke, scratch, bruise, wound, gash, mutilation, mortal blow, wound, immedicabile vulnus, damage, loss, disadvantage, prejudice, drawback, disaster, accident, casualty, mishap, bad job, devil to pay, calamity, bale, catastrophe, tragedy, ruin, adversity, mental suffering, demon, (Evil spirit) bane, (cause of evil), badness, (Production of Evil), painfulness, evil doer, outrage, wrong, injury, foul play, bad turn, ill turn, disservice, spoliation, grievance, crying evil, disastrous, bad, awry, out of joint, disadvantageous, amis, wrong, ill, to one's cost, moving accidents by flood and field.


N distortion, detortion, contortion, twist, crookedness, grimace, deformity, malformation, malconformation, harelip, monstrosity, misproportion, want of symmetry, anamorphosis, ugliness, talipes, teratology, asymmetry, irregularity, distorted, out of shape, irregular, asymmetric, unsymmetric, awry, wry, askew, crooked, not true, not straight, on one side, crump, deformed, harelipped, misshapen, misbegotten, misproportioned, ill proportioned, ill-made, grotesque, monstrous, crooked as a ram's horn, camel backed, hump backed, hunch backed, bunch backed, crook backed, bandy, bandy legged, bow legged, bow kneed, knock kneed, splay footed, club footed, round shouldered, snub nosed, curtailed of one's fair proportions, stumpy, gaunt, bloated, scalene, simous, taliped, talipedic, all manner of ways, crooked as a Virginia fence.

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