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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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Numerology

  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:

    I’m not running against Crooked Hillary.

  2. 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.

  3. Raphael WarnockThe:

    Meanwhile, Wall Street bankers destroyed billions of dollars of household wealth through mortgage fraud, and almost sent the entire American economy over the cliff, george Floyd died, Eric Garner died and not one banker went to jail. Crooked places.

  4. Eric Wakker:

    The IOI case cost us six years and I almost fired myself over the lack of progress in 2013, when I realized... the system was crooked.

  5. Donald Trump:

    Much of it is false and/or entirely inaccurate, we believe it was the DNC that did the ‘hacking’ as a way to distract from the many issues facing their deeply flawed candidate and failed party leader. Too bad the DNC doesn’t hack Crooked Hillary’s 33,000 missing emails.

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    a decorative musical accompaniment (often improvised) added above a basic melody
    • A. fluster
    • B. descant
    • C. abrade
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