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See definition of crooked on Dictionary.com
  • adj.bent, angled
  • adj.evil, corrupt

synonyms for crooked

  • curved
  • curving
  • devious
  • errant
  • gnarled
  • meandering
  • serpentine
  • sinuous
  • twisted
  • twisting
  • winding
  • bowed
  • contorted
  • crippled
  • deformed
  • deviating
  • disfigured
  • distorted
  • hooked
  • rambling
  • skewed
  • slanted
  • spiral
  • tilted
  • warped
  • zigzag
  • agee
  • anfractuous
  • angular
  • asymmetric
  • awry
  • catawampus
  • circuitous
  • cockeyed
  • incurving
  • indirect
  • irregular
  • kinky
  • knurly
  • lopsided
  • misshapen
  • not straight
  • oblique
  • out of shape
  • roundabout
  • screwy
  • snaky
  • topsy-turvy
  • tortile
  • tortuous
  • uneven
  • unscrupulous
  • deceitful
  • shady
  • dishonest
  • fraudulent
  • devious
  • lying
  • crafty
  • criminal
  • dishonorable
  • double-dealing
  • dubious
  • illegal
  • indirect
  • iniquitous
  • nefarious
  • questionable
  • ruthless
  • shifty
  • treacherous
  • underhand
  • unlawful
  • unprincipled
  • untruthful
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antonyms for crooked

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  • straight
  • unbent
  • untwisted
  • good
  • honest
  • law-abiding
  • lawful
  • moral
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How to use crooked in a sentence

Our world would wobble more, our horizons would be crooked, and our shortest paths would be harder to find.
THE CROOKED GEOMETRY OF ROUND TRIPSPATRICK HONNERJANUARY 13, 2021QUANTA MAGAZINE
It didn’t look crooked or out of place, so I went ahead with my trip and my hiking.
‘A PANDEMIC OF BROKEN TOES’: HOW LIFE AT HOME HAS BEEN PAINFUL FOR FEETELIZABETH CHANGJANUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
He cited “the crooked Democratic machine,” which has been in decline for years.
INSIDE PHILADELPHIA’S VOTE-COUNTING OPERATION, WHERE DEMOCRACY CONTINUED CALMLY AMID THE STORM OUTSIDEKAREN HELLERNOVEMBER 5, 2020WASHINGTON POST
In a town full of Bernini masterpieces, the modest jack-o-lanterns I sculpt—their crooked smiles and woefully off-center eyes—are hailed as true wonders.
GLOBAL STOCKS FALL, DOLLAR RISES AS STIMULUS TALKS FADE AND COVID CASES SPIKEBERNHARD WARNEROCTOBER 26, 2020FORTUNE
I turned around and he grinned at me, his teeth as crooked as mine.
FICTION: QUIET EARTH PHILOSOPHYKATIE MCLEANOCTOBER 21, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
We continue along a trail sketched through the sand and bristling grasses until we arrive at a promising stand of old oaks with thick, crooked limbs.
WE DIDN’T TRACK HURRICANES HUNDREDS OF YEARS AGO—BUT TREES DIDGRETA MORANOCTOBER 16, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
They come to a halt suddenly, before a little huddling figure, with its face hidden in its arms, crouched beside a crooked rail.
A LOST HEROELIZABETH STUART PHELPS WARD AND HERBERT D. WARD
She wore an old poke bonnet and carried a crooked stick, and there seemed to be a hump upon her back.
THE CAMPFIRE GIRLS OF ROSELAWNMARGARET PENROSE
Amy, who was strong and quick, reached over the gunwale of the canoe and seized upon the crooked figure.
THE CAMPFIRE GIRLS OF ROSELAWNMARGARET PENROSE
Sometimes they would clamp a crooked stick between a grooved piece of sandstone and a flat bone.
THE LATER CAVE-MENKATHARINE ELIZABETH DOPP
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WORDS RELATED TO CROOKED

  • awry
  • bad
  • confused
  • crooked
  • erring
  • erroneous
  • fallacious
  • false
  • faulty
  • flawed
  • foul
  • glitched up
  • haywire
  • imperfect
  • improper
  • inaccurate
  • inappropriate
  • incorrect
  • mistaken
  • out of order
  • sick
  • unfair
  • unlawful
  • unsuitable
  • untoward
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