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.
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Here, based on dozens of hours of screening — or in a few cases, cockeyed optimism — are some of the most promising series, new and returning: Outlander (8 p.m. Sunday, Starz).
Put lid back on slightly cockeyed and crank heat again until second side is browned, 2–3 minutes.
All of this goes into Vaughn’s cockeyed pop-culture Cuisinart (much as henchmen go into Poppy’s meat grinder).
Ingray has a scheme to earn favor with her mother by breaking a notorious criminal out of prison — a scheme that, fortunately for her, does not go completely cockeyed.
Even in scenes with Harrelson, who pays Rex with everything from cockeyed optimism to gut-checking honesty, Ella proves a worthy scene partner.
This seemingly insignificant change sent the craft along its cockeyed path.
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.
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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)
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