Askew vs Lopsided - What's the difference?

askew | lopsided |


As adjectives the difference between askew and lopsided

is that askew is turned or twisted to one side while lopsided is not even or balanced; not the same on one side as on the other.

As an adverb askew

is tilted to one side.

askew

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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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    lopsided

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Not even or balanced; not the same on one side as on the other.
  • Carrying a heavy suitcase, he walked with a lopsided gait.