\ ˈskyüd How to pronounce skewed (audio) \

Definition of skewed

1 : 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
2 : 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

First Known Use of skewed

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of skewed

: not true or accurate
: not straight

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to take the place or position of

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