The definition of askew is slightly crooked.adverb
An example of askew is when a picture is not hung correctly and it leans to one side.
Askew is defined as looking or treating with disdain or a lack of respect.adverb
An example of the word is askew is when someone looks at someone with a scowl, looking down on that person.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Origin: a- + skew
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adverb & adj.
Origin: Probably a-2 + skew.