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inclined or twisted to one side
  • the shutters that still remained on the run-down old house were all awry

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Synonyms & Antonyms of awry (Entry 2 of 2)

off the desired or intended path or course
  • their plans for an outdoor wedding went awry when they got a freak hailstorm the night before

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“Awry.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 6 December 2019.

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