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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 ?
'Do you think they WERE crooked?' said Brass, in an insinuating tone.
'We'll not say very crooked, ma'am,' said Brass piously.
"It was called the Powder of Life," was the answer; "and it was invented by a crooked Sorcerer who lived in the mountains of the North Country.
"A while ago the crooked Sorcerer who invented the Magic Powder fell down a precipice and was killed.
Honour to the government, and obedience, and also to the crooked government!
The proposed construction of a crooked bridge is still being studied by the government, said Works Minister Baru Bian.
my Dad straightened out the crooked men in the old laundry shed
Once you get into the crook you think it's going to just be a normal crooked grind, but it don't always work like that.
Last year the Crooked Ways Festival at Pontefract, featured Razorlight, Reverend & The Makers, The Sunshine Underground and King Charles.
These barons are liquid drug dealers, and just like the scum who peddle powdered poison, their survival hinges on a crooked public.