Something that is askew is not straight or not level with what it should be level with.

She stood there, hat askew...

There were no shutters at the windows, and some of the doors hung askew.

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  • askew — [adj] crooked askance, askant, aslant, awry, bent, buckled, catawampus*, cockeyed*, crookedly, curved, knotted, lopsided, oblique, obliquely, off center, slanted, slanting, to one side, topsy turvey*, turned, twisted, yaw ways*, zigzag*; concept… …   New thesaurus

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