American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1

Author: Noah Webster


AWRY’, a. or adv.

1. Turned or twisted towards one side; not in a straight or true direction, or position; asquint; with oblique vision; as, to glance a look awry; the lady’s cap is awry.

2. In a figurative sense, turned aside from the line of truth, or right reason; perverse or perversely.