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crook·ed

 (kro͝ok′ĭd)
adj.
1. Having or marked by bends, curves, or angles.
2. At an irregular or improper angle; askew: Your necktie is crooked.
3. Informal Dishonest or unscrupulous; fraudulent.

crook′ed·ly adv.
crook′ed·ness n.

crooked

(ˈkrʊkɪd)
adj
1. bent, angled or winding
2. set at an angle; not straight
3. deformed or contorted
4. informal dishonest or illegal
5. crooked on (also krʊkt) informal Austral hostile or averse to
ˈcrookedly adv
ˈcrookedness n

crook•ed

(ˈkrʊk ɪd for 1-4, 6; krʊkt for 5 )

adj.
1. not straight; bent; curved.
2. askew; awry.
3. deformed.
4. dishonest or illegal.
5. bent, as a finger.
[1200–50]
crook′ed•ly, adv.
crook′ed•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.crooked - having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned; "crooked country roads"; "crooked teeth"
indirect - not direct in spatial dimension; not leading by a straight line or course to a destination; "sometimes taking an indirect path saves time"; "you must take an indirect course in sailing"
coiled - curled or wound (especially in concentric rings or spirals); "a coiled snake ready to strike"; "the rope lay coiled on the deck"
straight - having no deviations; "straight lines"; "straight roads across the desert"; "straight teeth"; "straight shoulders"
2.crooked - not straight; dishonest or immoral or evasive
dishonest, dishonorable - deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive
unlawful - contrary to or prohibited by or defiant of law; "unlawful measures"; "unlawful money"; "unlawful hunters"
square, straight - characterized by honesty and fairness; "straight dealing"; "a square deal"
3.crooked - irregular in shape or outline; "asymmetrical features"; "a dress with a crooked hemline"
irregular - contrary to rule or accepted order or general practice; "irregular hiring practices"
4.crooked - having the back and shoulders rounded; not erect; "a little oldish misshapen stooping woman"
unerect - not upright in position or posture

crooked

adjective
1. bent, twisted, bowed, curved, irregular, warped, deviating, out of shape, misshapen the crooked line of his broken nose
bent straight, flat
2. deformed, crippled, distorted, disfigured Whole families went about with crooked legs or twisted shoulders.
3. zigzag, winding, twisting, meandering, tortuous men gathered in the bars of the crooked streets
4. at an angle, angled, tilted, to one side, uneven, slanted, slanting, squint, awry, lopsided, askew, asymmetric, off-centre, skewwhiff (Brit. informal), unsymmetrical He gave her a crooked grin.
5. (Informal) dishonest, criminal, illegal, corrupt, dubious, questionable, unlawful, shady (informal), fraudulent, unscrupulous, under-the-table, bent (slang), shifty, deceitful, underhand, unprincipled, dishonourable, nefarious, knavish She might expose his crooked business deals to the authorities.
dishonest legal, straight, fair, ethical, upright, honourable, honest, lawful

crooked

adjective
1. Having bends, curves, or angles:
2. Informal. Marked by dishonesty, especially in matters of public trust:
3. Informal. Ruthlessly seeking personal advantage:
Translations
غَيْرُ أَمِيـنغَير شَريفغيْر مُستَقيم، أعْوَجمُشَوَّه
nečestnýshrbenýnakřivo
uhæderligbøjetkrogetkrumkrumbøjet
kierovinokelju
עקש
krivnepošten
ferde
boginnóheiîarlegurskakkur
不正直な
부정직한
strâmb
nepoctivý
skrivljensleparski
oärlig
โกงกิน
không trung thực

crooked

[ˈkrʊkɪd] ADJ
1. (= not straight) → torcido, chueco (LAm); (= bent over) → encorvado, doblado; [path] → sinuoso, tortuoso; [smile] → torcido
2. (= dishonest) [deal] → sucio; [means] → nada honrado; [person] → nada honrado, criminal

crooked

[ˈkrʊkɪd] adj
[stick] → crochu(e); [street] → tortueux/euse; [teeth] → de travers; [nose] → crochu(e)
[smile] → en coin
(= dishonest) [person] → véreux/euse; [action] → malhonnête

crooked

adj (lit: = bent) → krumm; (= tilted, sloping also) smileschief; (fig inf: = dishonest) methodkrumm; personunehrlich; your hat’s crookeddein Hut sitzt schief

crooked

[ˈkrʊkɪd] adj (stick, person) → curvo/a, storto/a; (picture) → storto/a; (path) → tortuoso/a; (smile) → forzato/a; (dishonest, deal, means, person) → disonesto/a

crook

(kruk) noun
1. a (shepherd's or bishop's) stick, bent at the end.
2. a criminal. The two crooks stole the old woman's jewels.
3. the inside of the bend (of one's arm at the elbow). She held the puppy in the crook of her arm.
verb
to bend (especially one's finger) into the shape of a hook. She crooked her finger to beckon him.
ˈcrooked (-kid) adjective
1. badly shaped. a crooked little man.
2. not straight. That picture is crooked (= not horizontal).
3. dishonest. a crooked dealer.
ˈcrookedly (-kid-) adverb
ˈcrookedness (-kid-) noun

crooked

غَيْرُ أَمِيـن nečestný uhæderlig unehrlich ανέντιμος corrupto, tramposo kiero véreux nepošten disonesto 不正直な 부정직한 omkoopbaar korrupt nieuczciwy desonesto бесчестный oärlig โกงกิน namussuz không trung thực 不诚实的

crooked

adj torcido, chueco (Mex)
References in classic literature ?
Laurence hooked up a big fish with the crooked end of his cane and held it out to her.
When she smiled, she showed two rows of strong, crooked yellow teeth.
Chingachgook laid aside his paddle; while Uncas and the scout urged the light vessel through crooked and intricate channels, where every foot that they advanced exposed them to the danger of some sudden rising on their progress.
The emotion of that brief space, while she stood gazing after the crooked figure of old Roger Chillingworth, threw a dark light on Hester's state of mind, revealing much that she might not otherwise have acknowledged to herself.
Young as she was, I was struck, throughout our little tour, with her confidence and courage with the way, in empty chambers and dull corridors, on crooked staircases that made me pause and even on the summit of an old machicolated square tower that made me dizzy, her morning music, her disposition to tell me so many more things than she asked, rang out and led me on.
But the directions he had given us about keeping a yellow warehouse on our starboard hand till we opened a white church to the larboard, and then keeping that on the larboard hand till we made a corner three points to the starboard, and that done, then ask the first man we met where the place was: these crooked directions of his very much puzzled us at first, especially as, at the outset, Queequeg insisted that the yellow warehouse --our first point of departure --must be left on the larboard hand, whereas I had understood Peter Coffin to say it was on the starboard.
But suddenly as he peered down and down into its depths, he profoundly saw a white living spot no bigger than a white weasel, with wonderful celerity uprising, and magnifying as it rose, till it turned, and then there were plainly revealed two long crooked rows of white, glistening teeth, floating up from the undiscoverable bottom.
The head hostler was a pleasant, active little man, with a crooked leg, and a yellow striped waistcoat.
Now, I bought a gal once, when I was in the trade,--a tight, likely wench she was, too, and quite considerable smart,--and she had a young un that was mis'able sickly; it had a crooked back, or something or other; and I jest gin 't away to a man that thought he'd take his chance raising on 't, being it didn't cost nothin';--never thought, yer know, of the gal's taking' on about it,--but, Lord, yer oughter seen how she went on.
In the town were some substantial windowless houses of stone scattered among a wilderness of thatched cabins; the streets were mere crooked alleys, and un- paved; troops of dogs and nude children played in the sun and made life and noise; hogs roamed and rooted contentedly about, and one of them lay in a reeking wallow in the middle of the main thoroughfare and suckled her family.
We moved along a narrow, crooked lane which had been paved in the Middle Ages.
Every few steps other lofty and still narrower crevices branched from it on either hand -- for McDougal's cave was but a vast labyrinth of crooked aisles that ran into each other and out again and led nowhere.