wonky

[ UK /wˈɒnki/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. turned or twisted toward one side
    a...youth with a gorgeous red necktie all awry
    his wig was, as the British say, skew-whiff
  2. inclined to shake as from weakness or defect
    a wobbly chair with shaky legs
    the ladder felt a little wobbly
    a rickety table
    the bridge still stands though one of the arches is wonky
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How To Use wonky In A Sentence

  • Complete with wobbly bridges, turrets and wonky roof lines, it looks as if it comes straight from the pages of a fairytale. Times, Sunday Times
  • I'm 91 next month but I enjoy good health, apart from a wonky heart and two wonky knees.
  • It's not terribly wonky, which is good, but it isn't light on specifics, either ... Blogrunner
  • Seventy plus males all fighting over the remote control, forgetting your birthday or nailing wonky shelves to the firmament without first reading the instructions?
  • And, everyone, as a follow-up to the earlier post on critiquing/reviewing your friends 'work in public forums (fora? foramina?), if I ever post anything, like say a drawing of otters as a random totally-out-of-nowhere example, and there's anything wonky about it, yes, please feel free to say something. In case there isn't enough cuteness in your life
  • My hair was feathered, usually with a slightly wonky fringe cut by my mum to save money. The Sun
  • I was taking screenshots & putting them in the documentation, but now the engineer has debugging turned on and the pages look all wonky.
  • In those days, his stilted style, forced delivery, and wonky timing were virtues, reinforcing our sense of his hypothetically heartwarming kidness.
  • My nose just kind of sat there, kind of blobby, unmistakably hereditary, a little bit wonky and sort of round.
  • I think the cord is a little wonky in places, as both the girls took turns using it, but frankly, it still looks fine, and I'm very happy with the necklace - the little face is on a background of Angelina-covered black fabric on this not-quite-inchie. Archive 2007-07-01
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