Meaning of askew

a•skew

Pronunciation: (u-sky'), [key]
— adv.
  1. to one side; out of line; in a crooked position; awry: to wear one's hat askew; to hang a picture askew.
  2. with disapproval, scorn, contempt, etc.; disdainfully: They looked askew at the painting.
—adj.
  1. crooked; awry: Your clothes are all askew.
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