Dictionary.com

skewed

[ skyood ]
/ skyud /
Save This Word!

adjective
distorted or biased; giving an unfair or misleading view of something:After the global financial crisis, he came to realize that traditional economic models offer very skewed representations of actual economic reality.
having an oblique or slanting direction or position; shaped, cut, or placed on a slant:When mounting a streetlight pole, orientation of the anchor bolts is important so that the pole base is not skewed in relation to the centerline of the roadway.
deliberately slanted so as to conform to a specific concept or attitude, cater to the interests of a particular group, etc. (sometimes used in combination):The network has launched a new youth-skewed telenovela that has been averaging around 28 million viewers in Brazil.His world view is skewed to the concept that the strong exist to dominate the weak, so he judges people by their direct worth to him.
Statistics. (of a distribution) having a disproportionate number of data points above or below the mean:There is a very skewed distribution of income, with the top 20 percent of the population earning 20 times what is earned by the poorest 20 percent.
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of skewed

OTHER WORDS FROM skewed

un·skewed, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use skewed in a sentence

FEEDBACK