Astray

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English

Etymology

From Middle English astraien or by apheresis straien < Old French estraier (to stray) < late Medieval Latin of extravagari (to wander beyond) < Latin extra (beyond) + vagari (to wander, stray).[1]

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -eɪ

Adverb

Astray

  1. In a wrong or unknown and wrongly-motivated direction.

Related terms

Thesaurus

abashed; aberrant; abroad; adrift; afield; all abroad; all off; all wrong; amiss; askew; at fault; at sea; awry; badly; below the mark; beside the mark; beside the point; bewildered; bootlessly; bothered; clear; clueless; confused; corrupt; deceptive; defective; delusive; deviant; deviational; deviative; discomposed; disconcerted; dismayed; disoriented; distorted; distracted; distraught; disturbed; embarrassed; errant; erring; erroneous; erroneously; fallacious; fallaciously; false; falsely; far afield; far from it; faultful; faultfully; faultily; faulty; flawed; fruitlessly; guessing; heretical; heterodox; illogical; illusory; in a fix; in a maze; in a pickle; in a scrape; in a stew; in vain; lost; mazed; mistakenly; not right; not true; off; off the track; out; peccant; perturbed; perverse; perverted; put-out; self-contradictory; straying; to no purpose; turned around; unfactual; unfavorably; unorthodox; unproved; untrue; untruly; upset; vainly; wide; without a clue; wrong; wrongly

Translations

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External links

References

  1. ^ Astray in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
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