catawampus
[ kat-uh-wom-puhs ]
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Part of Speechadjective
Origin + Etymology
from Scots wampish, meaning to "wriggle," "twist," or "swerve"
Synonyms
  • awry
  • off-center
  • askance
  • bent
  • cockeyed
  • curved
  • knotted
  • lopsided
Antonyms
  • straight
  • orderly
Definition
is not lined up or not arranged correctly, or diagonally; in disarray or disorder; askew
Example
The frames on the wall were catawampus.
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