Scattered vs Askew - What's the difference?

scattered | askew |

As adjectives the difference between scattered and askew

is that scattered is randomly distributed while askew is turned or twisted to one side.

As a verb scattered

is (scatter).

As an adverb askew is

tilted to one side.




  • (scatter)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Randomly distributed.
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  • (meteorology, of clouds) covering three eighths to four eighths of the sky.
  • (meteorology, of precipitation) affecting 30 percent to 50 percent of a forecast zone.
  • Derived terms

    * nonscattered * scatteredly * scatteredness * unscattered





    Alternative forms



  • Turned or twisted to one side.
  • (figuratively) Untoward, unfavourable.
  • Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • tilted to one side.
  • He wore his hat askew
  • with disapproval
  • to look askew