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Related to crookbacked: hunchbacked, scurvy


n. Obsolete
A hunchback.

crook′backed′ adj.
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Adj.1.crookbacked - characteristic of or suffering from kyphosis, an abnormality of the vertebral column
unfit - not in good physical or mental condition; out of condition; "fat and very unfit"; "certified as unfit for army service"; "drunk and unfit for service"
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The spine was severely deformed as the result of scoliosis, which fits descriptions of Richard as crookbacked.
Shakespeare enjoyed the patronage of the monarchs of his day, Queen Elizabeth I and James I, and their interests would not have been served if he painted Crookbacked Dick as a hero.