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adjective as in angular

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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.”

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He stood with one arm akimbo, the other resting on the table, and grinned like a vulgar Mephistopheles.

She was standing in the doorway, her arms akimbo and her sleeves rolled up.

He set his arms akimbo and smiled toothlessly upon the visitor.

His arms were akimbo, his feet planted as firmly as if he were a particularly stubborn brand of tree.

I had gone there because I had seen smoke coming out of the little crooked pipe that stood akimbo.


On this page you'll find 13 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to akimbo, such as: jagged, crooked, crotched, divaricate, forked, and oblique.

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