Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of AWRY

Pronunciation:  u'rI

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adv]  away from the correct or expected course; "something has gone awry in our plans"; "something went badly amiss in the preparations"
  2. [adv]  turned or twisted to one side; "rugs lying askew"; "with his necktie twisted awry"

AWRY is a 4 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: amiss, askew, skew-whiff



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\A*wry"\, adv. & a. [Pref. a- + wry.]
1. Turned or twisted toward one side; not in a straight or
   true direction, or position; out of the right course;
   distorted; obliquely; asquint; with oblique vision; as, to
   glance awry. ``Your crown's awry.'' --Shak.

         Blows them transverse, ten thousand leagues awry.
         Into the devious air.                 --Milton.

2. Aside from the line of truth, or right reason;
   unreasonable or unreasonably; perverse or perversely.

         Or by her charms Draws him awry, enslaved. --Milton.

         Nothing more awry from the law of God and nature
         than that a woman should give laws to men. --Milton.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: aberrant, abroad, adrift, afield, agee, agee-jawed, all abroad, all off, all wrong, amiss, aside, askance, askant, askew, askewgee, aslant, asquint, astray, at fault, badly, beside the mark, cam, catawampous, catawamptious, cock-a-hoop, cockeyed, convulsed, corrupt, crooked, crookedly, deceptive, defective, delusive, deranged, deviant, deviational, deviative, disarranged, discomfited, discomposed, disconcerted, dislocated, disordered, disorderly, disorganized, distorted, disturbed, errant, erring, erroneous, erroneously, fallacious, false, faultful, faultily, faulty, flawed, haywire, heretical, heterodox, illogical, illusory, in disorder, misplaced, not right, not true, obliquely, off, off the track, on the fritz, out, out of gear, out of joint, out of kelter, out of kilter, out of order, out of place, out of tune, out of whack, peccant, perturbed, perverse, perverted, roily, self-contradictory, shuffled, skew, skewed, skew-jawed, slantways, slaunchways, squinting, straying, turbid, turbulent, unfactual, unfavorably, unorthodox, unproved, unsettled, untrue, untruly, upset, wamper-jawed, wide, wrong, wry, yaw-ways