View definitions for awry


adjective as in off course; amiss

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Even with these advances, positioning signals encounter interference and other conditions that can make them go awry.

Instead of feeling anxious about a social interaction that went awry, looming deadlines, or any other number of anxiety-inducing events in the real world, your anxiety is now attached to the monster on the screen.

More disturbing, there are signs extremists on both sides are prepared to take to the streets if they feel things have gone awry.

From Fortune

People leading up to 1800 legitimately feared something was going awry with the Democratic system and that the country was at risk of backsliding into monarchy.

From Time

Tackling it in real time in the middle of a political knife fight is almost certainly going to go awry.

From Axios

Right off the bat, papyrologist Brice C. Jones noted that something was awry.

Or, after a surprise party greeting for Gloria goes awry, “Just a thought: maybe we should stop doing these.”

There are technical difficulties at the funeral home and things go awry.

But it quickly became a text-book case of marketing gone awry.

In cases where something goes awry in this process, other structures in the brain are affected, and ASDs may result.

She cried out as she did so, and then rising with some difficulty, immediately sat down again with her face awry.

For everything which goes awry she has this answer: "Well, you would get up so early!"

That complacent remark struck the ear awry, like the whine of a deacons report at a Sunday-school convention.

Hotspur, after a mad gallop, had raced back riderless to the stables, stirrups dangling and saddle awry.

I follow, but am not so lucky, for the next wave catches the boat awry and sluices me from neck to heel!


On this page you'll find 41 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to awry, such as: amiss, askew, astray, aslant, bent, and cockeyed.

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