[ UK /kˈɪltɐ/ ]
[ US /ˈkɪɫtɝ/ ]
  1. in working order
    out of kilter
    in good kilter
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How To Use kilter In A Sentence

  • Swarm logic tries to comprehend the out-of-kilter, to measure the erratic, and to time the unpredictable.
  • That's the reigning voice, the Michael Chabon, Jonathan Lethem off-kilter irony, Philip K. Dick with a lobotomy, and you better get with the program, the Manhattan-Brooklyn affectedness, or else. Anis Shivani: Voice in Fiction: A Favorite MFA/Writing Program Shibboleth
  • The acceleration of evolutionary processes would take place out of kilter with the parallel evolution required to keep an ecological balance. Times, Sunday Times
  • The narcissism of identity politics is spectacularly out of kilter with the enormity of the challenges the country now faces. Times, Sunday Times
  • When your thyroid stops working properly and doesn't produce enough hormones, chemical reactions all over your body go out of kilter and many bodily functions simply slow down.
  • A fossil poacher has invaded the reservation, and because he's stolen certain bones and threatened to kill if he isn't shown more, the world is out of kilter and creeks are drying up. Stephanie Woodard: Wham! Pow! The CDC Goes to Comic-Con
  • The whole world is thrown off kilter because of sin. Christianity Today
  • House of Lords reform is up for debate next year, council elections need reform, the balance of power is out of kilter, but it's all hotch-potch and hand-to-mouth.
  • The balance of poignant to funny material is now a bit out of kilter and I have to get into the premise of the whole thing a lot more quickly.
  • Intense and prolonged running can throw the ovulatory cycle offkilter. Times, Sunday Times
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