off-kilter

adjective
off-kil·​ter | \ ˈȯf-ˈkil-tər How to pronounce off-kilter (audio) \

Definition of off-kilter

1 : not in perfect balance : a bit askew off-kilter camera angles His hat was slightly off-kilter.
2 : eccentric, unconventional off-kilter characters an off-kilter approach

First Known Use of off-kilter

1929, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Off-kilter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/off-kilter. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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off-kilter

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of off-kilter

: not perfectly balanced or even
: different from the ordinary, usual, or expected

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