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.

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. Donald Trump:

    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.

  2. William Blake:

    Improvement makes straight roads; but the crooked roads without improvement are the roads of genius.

  3. John Dryden:

    You see through love, and that deludes your sight, As what is straight seems crooked through the water.

  4. Elizabeth Wilson:

    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.

  5. Donald Trump:

    Everything about it was crooked. Every single thing about it. There were dirty cops.

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