What does crookedness mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tortuosity, tortuousness, torsion, contortion, crookednessnoun

    a tortuous and twisted shape or position

    "they built a tree house in the tortuosities of its boughs"; "the acrobat performed incredible contortions"

  2. crookednessnoun

    having or distinguished by crooks or curves or bends or angles

  3. crookedness, deviousnessnoun

    the quality of being deceitful and underhanded


  1. crookednessnoun

    The state of being crooked

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Crookednessnoun

    Etymology: from crooked.

    He that knoweth what is straight, doth even thereby discern what is crooked; because the absence of straightness, in bodies capable thereof, is crookedness. Richard Hooker.

    When the heathens offered a sacrifice to their false gods, they would make a severe search to see if there were any crookedness or spot, any uncleanness or deformity, in their sacrifice. Jeremy Taylor, Worthy Communicant.


  1. crookedness

    Crookedness refers to the state or quality of not being straight or aligned, deviating from a direct course or path. It is often associated with bent, twisted, or distorted shapes or directions. In a metaphorical sense, it can also refer to dishonesty or unethical behavior.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crookednessnoun

    the condition or quality of being crooked; hence, deformity of body or of mind; deviation from moral rectitude; perverseness

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of crookedness in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of crookedness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of crookedness in a Sentence

  1. Theodore Roosevelt:

    when I say I believe in a square deal I do not mean ... to give every man the best hand. if the cards do not come to any man, or if they do come, and he has not got the power to play them, that is his affair. all I mean is that there shall be no crookedness in the dealing.

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Translations for crookedness

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • kieroutuneisuus, käyryys, kierousFinnish
  • caimiléireachtIrish

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