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Meaning of CROOKED

Pronunciation:  'krûkid

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  having the back and shoulders rounded; not erect; "a little oldish misshapen stooping woman"
  2. [adj]  irregular in shape or outline; "asymmetrical features"; "a dress with an crooked hemline"
  3. [adj]  having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned; "crooked country roads"; "crooked teeth"
  4. [adj]  not straight; dishonest or immoral or evasive

CROOKED is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: akimbo(ip), anfractuous, aquiline, askew, asymmetrical, awry(p), bending, bent, cockeyed, contorted, corrupt, deflective, dishonest, distorted, geniculate, gnarled, gnarly, hooked, hunched, irregular, knobbed, knotted, knotty, lopsided, malposed, reflexed, refractive, round-backed, round-shouldered, skew-whiff, sneaky, squiggly, stooped, stooping, tortuous, twisted, twisting, twisty, underhand, underhanded, unerect, unscrupulous, warped, windblown, winding, wonky, writhed, writhen, wry, zigzag
 Antonyms: straight
 See Also: coiled, dishonorable, indirect, unlawful



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Crook"ed\ (kr??k"?d), a.
1. Characterized by a crook or curve; not straight; turning;
   bent; twisted; deformed. ``Crooked paths.'' --Locke.

         he is deformed, crooked, old, and sere. --Shak.

2. Not straightforward; deviating from rectitude; distorted
   from the right.

         They are a perverse and crooked generation. --Deut.
                                               xxxii. 5.

3. False; dishonest; fraudulent; as, crooked dealings.

{Crooked whisky}, whisky on which the payment of duty has
   been fraudulently evaded. [Slang, U.S.] --Barlett.

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