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Definition 1: having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where crooked or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • crooked country roads
  • crooked teeth

(crooked is similar to ...) used of old persons or old trees; covered with knobs or knots

"gnarled and knotted hands" "a knobbed stick"

(crooked is similar to ...) used especially of timbers or boards; bent out of shape usually by moisture

"the floors were warped and cracked"

(crooked is similar to ...) marked by repeated turns and bends

"a tortuous road up the mountain" "winding roads are full of surprises" "had to steer the car down a twisty track"

(crooked is similar to ...) wavy and twisting

(crooked is similar to ...) (of leaves) bent downward and outward more than 90 degrees

(crooked is similar to ...) characterized by malposition

"crooked malposed teeth"

(crooked is similar to ...) bent to one side

"a wry neck"

(crooked is similar to ...) bent at a sharp angle

(crooked is similar to ...) capable of changing the direction (of a light or sound wave)

(crooked is similar to ...) twisted (especially as in pain or struggle)

"his mad contorted smile" "writhed lips" "my writhen features"

(crooked is similar to ...) turned or twisted toward one side

"a...youth with a gorgeous red necktie all awry" "his wig was, as the British say, skew-whiff"

(crooked is similar to ...) curved down like an eagle's beak

(crooked is similar to ...) full of twists and turns

"anfractuous cliffs"

(crooked is similar to ...) (used of arms and legs) bent outward with the joint away from the body

"a tailor sitting with legs akimbo" "stood with arms akimbo"

(crooked is similar to ...) having short sharp turns or angles

(crooked is similar to ...) used especially of trees; growing in a shape determined by the prevailing winds

(means also ...) curled or wound (especially in concentric rings or spirals)

"a coiled snake ready to strike" "the rope lay coiled on the deck"

(means also ...) not direct in spatial dimension; not leading by a straight line or course to a destination

"sometimes taking an indirect path saves time" "you must take an indirect course in sailing"

(... are attributes of crooked) any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)

"he could barely make out their shapes"

Definition 2: not straight; dishonest or immoral or evasive - [adjective denoting all]

Synonyms for crooked in the sense of this definition

(crooked is similar to ...) marked by deception

"achieved success in business only by underhand methods"

(means also ...) deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive

(means also ...) contrary to or prohibited by or defiant of law

"unlawful measures" "unlawful money" "unlawful hunters"

(... are attributes of crooked) the quality of being honest

Definition 3: irregular in shape or outline - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where crooked or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • asymmetrical features
  • a dress with a crooked hemline

Synonyms for crooked in the sense of this definition

(crooked is similar to ...) contrary to rule or accepted order or general practice

"irregular hiring practices"

Definition 4: having the back and shoulders rounded; not erect - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where crooked or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a little oldish misshapen stooping woman

Synonyms for crooked in the sense of this definition

(crooked is similar to ...) not upright in position or posture

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