Complete Definition of "awry"

English
Etymology
From a (preposition) + wry.

Pronunciation
IPA|/əˈrai/
SAMPA|/@"rai/
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-aɪ|-aɪ

Adverb
en-adv

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

Translations
trans-top|obliquely, crookedly; askew
trans-mid
Russian: криво (krívo), косо (kóso), искоса (ískosa)
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trans-top|Perversely, improperly
trans-mid
Russian: неправильно (n'eprávil'no), невернo (n'ev'érno), превратно (pr'evrátno)
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Adjective
en-adj

  1. Turned or twisted toward one side; crooked, distorted, out of place.
  2. Wrong or distorted; perverse, amiss.

Translations
trans-top|Turned or twisted toward one side
trans-mid
Russian: кривой (krivój), искривлённый (iskrivlónnyj), косой (kosój), искажённый (iskažónnyj)
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trans-top|Wrong or distorted; perverse, amiss
trans-mid
Russian: неправильный (n'eprávil'nyj), неверный (n'ev'érnyj), искажённый (iskažónnyj), превратный (pr'evrátnyj)
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Usage notes
As an adjective, awry is almost always used as a predicate adjective.

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