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Meaning & Definition of Askew in English

English

Askew

/əskju/

adjective

1. Turned or twisted toward one side

  • "A...youth with a gorgeous red necktie all awry"- g.k.chesterton
  • "His wig was, as the british say, skew-whiff"
    synonym:
  • askew
  • ,
  • awry(p)
  • ,
  • cockeyed
  • ,
  • lopsided
  • ,
  • wonky
  • ,
  • skew-whiff

adverb

1. Turned or twisted to one side

  • "Rugs lying askew"
  • "With his necktie twisted awry"
    synonym:
  • askew
  • ,
  • awry
  • ,
  • skew-whiff