Askew vs Atilt - What's the difference?

askew | atilt |


As adjectives the difference between askew and atilt

is that askew is turned or twisted to one side while atilt is at an angle from the vertical or horizontal.

As adverbs the difference between askew and atilt

is that askew is tilted to one side while atilt is as if tilting; like a knight on horseback.

askew

English

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Adjective

(head)
  • 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

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    atilt

    English

    Alternative forms

    * a-tilt

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • at an angle from the vertical or horizontal
  • Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • as if tilting; like a knight on horseback.
  • at an angle from the vertical or horizontal
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