crooked[ krook-id for 1–4, 6; krookt for 5 ]SEE DEFINITION OF crooked
Synonyms for crooked
- not straight
- out of shape
Antonyms for crooked
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CROOKED
"You must have crooked ways to catch crooks, believe me," he said cheerfully.
I am a mud-head myself to think a crooked rod could save them.'
We had had nothing much since leaving the camp at Crooked Water.
"Crooked as a dog's hind legs," snarled Lewis, biting viciously at his cigar.
My own opinion is that the most of the talk we hear about crooked racing is simply talk.
Why, John, when you brought him home you said he was crooked.
"You're lookin' at this," said he, running his finger down the crooked seam.
"You were right," affirmed Kirkwood, with a rueful and crooked smile.
In fact, Gryphus was beginning to dig the soil with his crooked fingers.
Compared with the telegraph post the pines were crooked—and alive.
early 13c., "hook-shaped instrument or weapon," from Old Norse krokr "hook, corner," cognate with Old High German kracho "hooked tool," of obscure origin but perhaps related to a widespread group of Germanic kr- words meaning "bent, hooked." Meaning "swindler" is American English, 1879, from crooked in figurative sense of "dishonest" (1708). Crook "dishonest trick" was in Middle English.