What does Crooked mean?
Definitions for Crooked
ˈkrʊk ɪd for 1-4, 6 ; krʊkt for 5crooked
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Crooked.
having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned
"crooked country roads"; "crooked teeth"
not straight; dishonest or immoral or evasive
irregular in shape or outline
"asymmetrical features"; "a dress with a crooked hemline"
hunched, round-backed, round-shouldered, stooped, stooping, crookedadjective
having the back and shoulders rounded; not erect
"a little oldish misshapen stooping woman"
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: crocher, French.
A bell or a cannon may be heard beyond a hill, which intercepts the sight of the sounding body; and sounds are propagated as readily through crooked pipes as through straight ones. Isaac Newton, Opt.
Mathematicians say of a straight line, that it is as well an index of its own rectitude as of the obliquity of a crooked one. John Woodward, Natural History.
A man shall never want crooked paths to walk in, if he thinks that he is in the right way, where-ever he has the footsteps of others to follow. John Locke.
Among the crooked lanes, on every hedge,
The glow-worm lights his gem. James Thomson, Summer.
They have corrupted themselves: they are a perverse and crooked generation. Deutr. xxxii. 5.
Hence, heap of wrath; foul, indigested lump!
As crooked in thy manners as thy shape. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.
We were not born crooked; we learned those windings and turnings of the serpent. Robert South, Sermons.
characterized by a crook or curve; not straight; turning; bent; twisted; deformed
not straightforward; deviating from rectitude; distorted from the right
false; dishonest; fraudulent; as, crooked dealings
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The numerical value of Crooked in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Crooked in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of Crooked in a Sentence
The people out there are going crazy, in the Denver area and Colorado itself, they're going absolutely crazy because they weren't given a vote. This was given by politicians - it's a crooked deal.
Improvement makes straight roads; but the crooked roads without improvement are the roads of genius.
You see through love, and that deludes your sight, As what is straight seems crooked through the water.
A movie company came to see the play I was in and offered me a contract. But the deal was, my nose was too big and they wanted me to have surgery. My jaw was crooked, and I'd have to have that fixed, too, i don't know how I managed to do this, but I said, 'I don't think so.' Imagine! I can't believe I had the wisdom. But I know people who did that surgery, and they all looked alike.
Everything about it was crooked. Every single thing about it. There were dirty cops.
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- извит, крив, изкривен, нечестенBulgarian
- tort, tortuósCatalan, Valencian
- zdeformovaný, nečestný, pokřivený, křivý, zkroucenýCzech
- unehrlich, schräg, krumm, bogenförmig, betrügerisch, schiefGerman
- vino, kiero, väärä, käyrä, köyry, mutkainen, keljuFinnish
- courbé, tortu, tortueuxFrench
- lùbach, cromScottish Gaelic
- עקום, נטוי, עקשHebrew
- g, ferdeHungarian
- ritorto, torto, storto, contorto, curvo, tortuosoItalian
- 曲がる, 不正Japanese
- چهوتوچێڵ, خوار, چهوتKurdish
- lok, لوقMalay
- torto, desonestoPortuguese
- кривой, искривлённый, изогнутый, нечестный, скрюченныйRussian
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