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English adjective: crooked

1. crooked having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned

SamplesCrooked country roads.
Crooked teeth.

Similarakimbo, anfractuous, aquiline, askew, awry, cockeyed, contorted, deflective, geniculate, gnarled, gnarly, hooked, knobbed, knotted, knotty, lopsided, malposed, reflexed, refractive, skew-whiff, squiggly, tortuous, twisting, twisty, voluminous, warped, windblown, winding, wonky, writhed, writhen, wry, zig-zag, zigzag

See alsocoiled, indirect

Attributeconfiguration, conformation, contour, form, shape


2. crooked not straight; dishonest or immoral or evasive


Similarsneaky, underhand, underhanded

See alsodishonest, dishonorable, unlawful

Attributehonestness, honesty

Antonymssquare, straight

3. crooked irregular in shape or outline

SamplesAsymmetrical features.
A dress with a crooked hemline.




4. crooked having the back and shoulders rounded; not erect

SamplesA little oldish misshapen stooping woman.

Synonymshunched, round-backed, round-shouldered, stooped, stooping


Antonymserect, upright, vertical

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