off-kilter

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adjective off-kil·ter \ ˈȯf-ˈkil-tər \

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


OFF-KILTER Defined for English Language Learners

off-kilter

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Definition of off-kilter for English Language Learners

  • : not perfectly balanced or even

  • : different from the ordinary, usual, or expected


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