Examples of cockeyed in a Sentence
The windows of the house look cockeyed.
Where did you get those cockeyed ideas?
She is full of cockeyed optimism.
Recent Examples of cockeyed from the Web
Even in scenes with Harrelson, who pays Rex with everything from cockeyed optimism to gut-checking honesty, Ella proves a worthy scene partner.
The situations aren’t the same, but there is a cockeyed parallel.
The incarceration of African-American men for nonviolent crimes, and the consequent derailment of their lives, is a main concern of this quietly frenzied play, directed by Kip Fagan with a distancing, cockeyed surreality at the Wild Project.
The revenge plot cooked up against him, a cockeyed conspiracy enlisting the aid of a wealthy couple (gamely played by Colette Kilroy and Gareth Williams), who have their own bone to pick with Gregor, ensures there’s no letup in the lunacy.
This seemingly insignificant change sent the craft along its cockeyed path.
Ms. McKenzie’s second novel, may be her most cockeyed concoction to date.
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First Known Use of cockeyed
Synonymsaskew, aslant, atilt, cock-a-hoop, awry, crazy, crooked, listing, lopsided, oblique, off-kilter, pitched, skewed, slanted, slanting, slantwise, tilted, tipping, uneven
Antonymseven, level, straight
Related Wordsasymmetrical (or asymmetric), unbalanced, unsymmetrical; contorted, disordered, distorted, irregular
Near Antonymsordered, orderly, regular, uniform; balanced, symmetrical (or symmetric)
COCKEYED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cockeyed for English Language Learners
: turned or tilted to one side : not straight
: crazy or foolish
COCKEYED Defined for Kids
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