: distorted from a true value or symmetrical form
- problematic polling methods that resulted in skewed data
- … a series of orange and yellow skewed shapes with mesh squares of different sizes …
- —Natalie Savino
: deviating from what is normal, direct, or accurate
- The treatment will later attempt to correct the anorexic's skewed [=distorted] perceptions about her body.
- —Daniel Goleman
- More broadly, some critics argue our über-emphasis on sports shows a skewed set of priorities.
- —Kase Wickman et al.
- This issue of control, and of the price paid for following the sometimes skewed road leading toward self-invention, is among the themes now being grappled with by Mary Harron …
- —The New Yorker
- Allowing even for my invariably skewed sense of direction, and the dark and sinuous roads that had delivered me to my door the night before, navigating the property is a challenge.
- —Nancy Novogrod