One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
At an angle or in a sloping direction.‘some of the paintings hung aslant’
crooked, crookedly, lopsided, lopsidedly, tilted, angled, at an angle, oblique, obliquely, at an oblique angle, skew, skewed, slanted, aslant, awry, out of true, out of line, to one side, on one side, uneven, unevenly, off balance, off centre, asymmetrical, asymmetrically, unsymmetrical, unsymmetricallyView synonyms
- ‘If we accept that our knowledge of a genre will affect our response to the work then what appears to reside in that particular genre, however aslant the work might appear will be viewed with reference to that particular ‘symbol system.’’
- ‘I don't understand why she goes backwards, back and aslant, tacking to one side.’
Across (something) at an angle.‘rays of light fell aslant a door’
- ‘The paint seems to have been blown across the canvas by the wind, the solid forms lying aslant the canvas like plants flattened after a storm, the vertical drips of the residue testifying to the impact made by the passing devastation.’
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