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synonyms for akimbo

  • jagged
  • V-shaped
  • Y-shaped
  • bifurcate
  • cornered
  • crooked
  • crossing
  • crotched
  • divaricate
  • forked
  • intersecting
  • oblique
  • sharp-cornered
  • skewed
  • slanted
  • staggered
  • zigzag
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antonyms for akimbo

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  • fat
  • heavy
  • straight
  • thick
  • weighted
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How to use akimbo in a sentence

It’s a title with all the swagger of a 200-page contract heavy with riders, an appellation that stands, arms akimbo, in defiance of Pee-wee Herman’s dictum “That’s my name, don’t wear it out.”
TOM CLANCY'S WITHOUT REMORSE UNAPOLOGETICALLY KICKS OFF A BLAND NEW FRANCHISESTEPHANIE ZACHAREKAPRIL 29, 2021TIME
He stood with one arm akimbo, the other resting on the table, and grinned like a vulgar Mephistopheles.
A BUTTERFLY ON THE WHEELCYRIL ARTHUR EDWARD RANGER GULL
She was standing in the doorway, her arms akimbo and her sleeves rolled up.
FOUR DAYSHETTY HEMENWAY
He set his arms akimbo and smiled toothlessly upon the visitor.
THE OPENED SHUTTERSCLARA LOUISE BURNHAM
His arms were akimbo, his feet planted as firmly as if he were a particularly stubborn brand of tree.
PAGAN PASSIONSGORDON RANDALL GARRETT
I had gone there because I had seen smoke coming out of the little crooked pipe that stood akimbo.
TRAMPING ON LIFEHARRY KEMP
Akimbo, a-kim′bo, adj. with hand on hip and elbow bent outward.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 1 OF 4: A-D)VARIOUS
He stepped out into the sand and stood with his arms akimbo, watching Jarrow, who was looking in the other direction.
ISLE O' DREAMSFREDERICK F. MOORE
It held one arm akimbo, and the other raised, right-angled, holding a fan which touched its head.
THE FORSYTE SAGA, VOLUME III.JOHN GALSWORTHY
And the girl in "La Vendimia" stood with her arm akimbo and her dreamy eyes looking past him.
THE FORSYTE SAGA, VOLUME III.JOHN GALSWORTHY
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WORDS RELATED TO AKIMBO

  • V-shaped
  • Y-shaped
  • akimbo
  • bifurcate
  • cornered
  • crooked
  • crossing
  • crotched
  • divaricate
  • forked
  • intersecting
  • jagged
  • oblique
  • sharp-cornered
  • skewed
  • slanted
  • staggered
  • zigzag
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