What does Crooked mean?

Definitions for Crooked
ˈkrʊk ɪd for 1-4, 6 ; krʊkt for 5crooked

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crookedadjective

    having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned

    "crooked country roads"; "crooked teeth"

  2. crooked, corruptadjective

    not straight; dishonest or immoral or evasive

  3. asymmetrical, crookedadjective

    irregular in shape or outline

    "asymmetrical features"; "a dress with a crooked hemline"

  4. 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

  1. Crookedadjective

    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.


  1. crooked

    Crooked refers to something that is bent, curved, twisted or not in a straight line. It can also mean dishonest or unlawful, especially when referring to a person's actions or behaviors.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crooked

    of Crook

  2. Crookedadjective

    characterized by a crook or curve; not straight; turning; bent; twisted; deformed

  3. Crookedadjective

    not straightforward; deviating from rectitude; distorted from the right

  4. Crookedadjective

    false; dishonest; fraudulent; as, crooked dealings

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Crooked in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Crooked in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Crooked in a Sentence

  1. Michelle Levine:

    I was so disgusted, I wrote a review on several sites, including Yelp, ZocDoc and Health Grades, very poor and crooked business practice.

  2. Proverb:

    Crooked by nature is never made straight by education.

  3. Tiger Woods:

    Relative to the field, I was about that long early in my career, when youre able to hit the ball much further than other players, and get on the right golf courses where setups like this is penalizing if you are a little bit crooked, and if he does miss it, he misses on the correct side, and hes far enough down there to where he was able to get the ball on the green. And he did all the little things right.

  4. Donald Trump:

    I believe this Witch-Hunt will backfire massively on Joe Biden, the American people realize exactly what the Radical Left Democrats are doing here. Everyone can see it. So our Movement, and our Party – united and strong – will first defeat Alvin Bragg, and then we will defeat Joe Biden, and we are going to throw every last one of these Crooked Democrats out of office so we can MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

  5. Donald Trump:

    I’m not running against Crooked Hillary.

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