or off-cen·tered

[awf-sen-ter, of-]


not centered; diverging from the exact center.
unconventional; eccentric: off-center characters who disrupt other people's lives.

Origin of off-center

First recorded in 1925–30 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for off-center

askew, adrift, astray, inaccurate, stray, far-off

Examples from the Web for off-center

Historical Examples of off-center

  • The stock is then changed to the other off-center points and the second side is cut down to the line.

    A Course In Wood Turning

    Archie S. Milton and Otto K. Wohlers

  • The pocket is off-center and the air rushes into it as the machine topples over and plunges down.

  • His formal education was close to zero, his informal and off-center schooling vast.

    Storm Over Warlock

    Andre Norton

  • The picture was off-center; without knowing what he did he rectified course with the bow jets; it was centered again.

    A Gift For Terra

    Fox B. Holden

  • She produced a wool hat from her pocket and pulled it over her hair, letting it form a jaunty, off-center peak.

    Little Brother

    Cory Doctorow