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Synonyms for sideways

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crabwise, sidewaysadverb

    (of movement) at an angle


    perpendicular, parallel

  2. sideways, sideway, sidewiseadverb

    with one side forward or to the front

    "turned sideways to show the profile"; "crabs seeming to walk sidewise"

    sidelong, obliquely, sidewise, sideway

    perpendicular, parallel

  3. sideway, sideways, sidewiseadverb

    from the side; obliquely

    "a picture lit sideways"; "scenes viewed sidewise"

    sideway, sidelong, obliquely, sidewise

    perpendicular, parallel

  4. sideways, sideway, sidewiseadverb

    toward one side

    "the car slipped sideways into the ditch"; "leaning sideways"; "a figure moving sidewise in the shadows"

    sidelong, obliquely, sidewise, sideway

    parallel, perpendicular

  5. sidelong, sideways, obliquelyadverb

    to, toward or at one side

    "darting eyes looking sidelong out of a wizened face"

    sidewise, aslant, sidelong, obliquely, athwart, sideway

    perpendicular, parallel

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sidewaysadjective

    laterally, SIDEWISE

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sidewaysadverb

    sidewise, askance, obliquely, laterally

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "sideways":

    laterally, aside, side

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How to use sideways in a sentence?

  1. Eric Freedman:

    We think this is likely to be a little bit of a sideways market, and we won't be surprised to see a bit of downside before we see more upside.

  2. Fred Pedreira:

    This guy, when I saw him, for a fast jet with the wheels down, I said, 'I think he's coming in too low,' then he was 90 degrees -- sideways -- and then he went belly-up into the house and it was a ball of fire. It was terrible.

  3. Nancy Vanden Houten:

    The need to work through these backlogs should support new home construction in the months ahead even if the pace of sales moves sideways.

  4. Randy Frederick:

    I'm a bit surprised to see us hitting record highs again, we are pretty topped out and we should move sideways for awhile.

  5. Anonymous:

    Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid sideways, chocolate in one hand, wine in the other, body thoroughly used up,totally worn out and screaming "Woo Hoo" what a ride!

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Translations for sideways

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  • Seiten-, seitwärts, schräg, auf der Stelle, schief, zu Seite, seitlich, auf der Stelle tretendGerman
  • vinottain, vinossa, sivuttainen, viisto, vinosti, sivuttain, sivuFinnish
  • de travers, de côtéFrench
  • zijwaartsDutch

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