Meaning of CROOKED in English

CROOKED

— crookedly , adv. — crookedness , n.

/krook"id/ for 1-4, 6; /krookt/ for 5 , adj.

1. not straight; bending; curved: a crooked path.

2. askew; awry: The picture on the wall seems to be crooked.

3. deformed: a man with a crooked back.

4. not straightforward; dishonest.

5. bent and often raised or moved to one side, as a finger or neck.

6. (of a coin) polygonal: a crooked sixpence.

[ 1200-50; ME croked; see CROOK 1 , -ED 2 ]

Syn. 1. winding, devious, sinuous, flexuous, tortuous, spiral, twisted. 3. misshapen. 4. unscrupulous, knavish, tricky, fraudulent.

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