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.
See askew in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: a- + skew
See askew in American Heritage Dictionary 4
adverb & adj.
Origin: Probably a-2
Origin: + skew.
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