A*wry" (?), adv. & a. [Pref. a- + wry.]
Turned or twisted toward one side; not in a straight or true direction, or position; out of the right course; distorted; obliquely; asquint; with oblique vision; as, to glance awry.
"Your crown's awry
Blows them transverse, ten thousand leagues awry.
Into the devious air.
Aside from the line of truth, or right reason; unreasonable or unreasonably; perverse or perversely.
Or by her charms
Draws him awry, enslaved.
Nothing more awry from the law of God and nature than that a woman should give laws to men.
© Webster 1913.