or off-cen·tered

[ awf-sen-ter, of- ]
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  1. not centered; diverging from the exact center.

  2. unconventional; eccentric: off-center characters who disrupt other people's lives.

Origin of off-center

First recorded in 1925–30

Words Nearby off-center Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use off-center in a sentence

  • It's a sign of how far our political debates have been dragged off-center.

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

    Storm Over Warlock | Andre Norton
  • High mica, loose brush spring, or a commutator which has been turned down off-center may cause the trouble.

  • There was a thick-muscled, no-fat look to Orne, but something about his blocky, off-center features suggested a clown.

    Missing Link | Frank Patrick Herbert
  • Duchess and I were a little off-center, closer to the door, I guess.

    All That Goes Up | Kirby Brooks