akilter

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adjective akil·ter \ ə-ˈkil-tər \

Definition of akilter

:out of balance or alignment :off-kilter
  • His lackluster brown eyes were sunk in his skull and his right eye was slanted enough to look akilter and borrowed and slapdash.
  • —Ron HansenThe Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford1983

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Origin and Etymology of akilter

1a- (perhaps taken as reduction of2off) +kilter


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