Meaning of CROOKED in English


adj. Function: adjective

1 departing from a straight line or course FF1C; a crooked road FF1E;

Synonyms: bending, curving, devious, twisting; compare CURVED , WINDING

Related Words: oblique; circuitous, indirect, roundabout; errant, meandering, rambling, serpentine, snaky, tortuous, winding; zigzag

Contrasted Words: direct, undeviating

Antonyms: straight

2 deviating from rectitude FF1C; crooked police officers on the take FF1E;

Synonyms: corrupt, dishonest, snide; compare CORRUPT 2 , VENAL 1

Related Words: devious, indirect, shifty, underhand; double-dealing, fraudulent; deceitful, lying, untruthful; ruthless, unscrupulous

Contrasted Words: aboveboard, forthright, straightforward; conscientious, honorable, just, proper, righteous, scrupulous, upright

Antonyms: honest, straight

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