HyperDic: crooked

English > 4 senses of the word crooked:
ADJECTIVEallcrookedhaving or marked by bends or angles
allcrooked, corruptnot straight
allcrooked, asymmetricalirregular in shape or outline
allcrooked, hunched, round-backed, round-shouldered, stooped, stoopinghaving the back and shoulders rounded
crooked > pronunciation
Soundskruh'kahd
Rhymesabbreviated ... wounded: 365 rhymes with ahd...
English > crooked: 4 senses > adjective 1
MeaningHaving or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned.
Examples
  • "crooked country roads"
  • "crooked teeth"
Attribute ofshape, form, configuration, contour, conformationAny spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)
Narrowerakimbo(used of arms and legs) bent outward with the joint away from the body
anfractuousFull of twists and turns
aquiline, hookedcurved down like an eagle's beak
askew, awry, cockeyed, lopsided, wonky, skew-whiffTurned or twisted toward one side
contorted, writhed, writhenTwisted (especially as in pain or struggle / struggle / struggle)
deflective, refractivecapable of changing the direction (of a light or sound wave)
geniculatebent at a sharp angle
gnarled, gnarly, knotted, knotty, knobbedUsed of old persons or old trees
malposedCharacterized by malposition
reflexed(of leaves) bent downward and outward more than 90 degrees
squigglywavy and twisting
tortuous, twisting, twisty, winding, voluminousmarked by repeated turns and bends
warpedUsed especially of timbers or boards
windblownUsed especially of trees
wrybent to one side
zigzag, zig-zagHaving short sharp turns or angles
See alsocoiledcurled or wound (especially in concentric rings or spirals)
indirectnot direct in spatial dimension
OppositestraightHaving no deviations
Nounscrookednesshaving or distinguished by crooks or curves or bends or angles
Adverbscrookedlyin a crooked lopsided manner
English > crooked: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnot straight; dishonest or immoral or evasive.
Synonymcorrupt
Attribute ofhonesty, honestnessThe quality of being honest
Narrowersneaky, underhand, underhandedmarked by deception
See alsodishonest, dishonorabledeceptive or fraudulent
unlawfulcontrary to or prohibited by or defiant of law
Oppositestraight, squareCharacterized by honesty and fairness
Spanishcorrupto
Nounscrookednessthe quality of being deceitful and underhanded
English > crooked: 4 senses > adjective 3
MeaningIrregular in shape or outline.
Example "a dress with a crooked hemline"
Synonymasymmetrical
Broaderirregularcontrary to rule or accepted order or general practice
Spanishasimétrico, torcido
English > crooked: 4 senses > adjective 4
MeaningHaving the back and shoulders rounded; not erect.
Synonymshunched, round-backed, round-shouldered, stooped, stooping
Broaderunerectnot upright in position or posture
Spanishcurvo, torcido

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