- not exactly straight or balanced; askew; uneven: off-kilter paintings on every wall.
- not completely well; somewhat ill: still off-kilter two weeks after the flu.
- unusual or eccentric; unconventional: short stories with off-kilter endings.
Origin of off-kilter
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