Definition of skew-whiff in English:


adjective & adverb

  • Not straight; askew.

    as adverb ‘he knocked my wig skew-whiff’
    • ‘Now I suspected at the time that there was something skew-whiff in Zizek's analysis of populism, and the more I think about it the more firmly I'm convinced that my initial suspicions were correct.’
    • ‘They don't look like other movies, or at least other American movies: as with his suits, there's something slightly skew-whiff about them.’
    • ‘Some facts may a little skew-whiff - one interviewee says.’
    • ‘If one goes skew-whiff, then at least the other will still work.’
    • ‘As the ball was released he automatically attempted to move his bat at its customary skew-whiff angle, but once again the unseen force inside the bat resisted anything but the most classical textbook positioning.’
    • ‘‘We just seem to have our priorities a little skew-whiff,’ he said.’
    • ‘The artefacts don't seem to have changed since our last visit although many of the pictures were skew-whiff.’
    • ‘The fan-worship came after the story, not before, so I think it's a little skew-whiff to infer that it's the other way around.’
    • ‘If we manage to show her what a skew-whiff rotter Daniels really is, Laurel'll drop him like a sack of roasting potatoes!’
    • ‘When the nails corrode, the tiles go skew-whiff.’
    lopsided, unsymmetrical, crooked
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