Definitions for: Crooked


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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

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