regional note: in BRIT, use off-centre
If something is off-center
, it is not exactly
in the middle of a space or surface.
Her mouth curved in an off-center smile.
If you describe someone or something as off-center
, you mean that they are less conventional
than other people or things.
...her off-center interpretation of the "Star-Spangled Banner."
Davies's writing is far too off-center to be commercial.
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