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Our world would wobble more, our horizons would be crooked, and our shortest paths would be harder to find.

It didn’t look crooked or out of place, so I went ahead with my trip and my hiking.

He cited “the crooked Democratic machine,” which has been in decline for years.

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.

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I turned around and he grinned at me, his teeth as crooked as mine.

He and the others in the Circle of Trust want crooked judges ditched and the notoriously corrupt police reformed.

And there was an underlying compassion for each character, no matter how crooked or misguided or totally bananas.

Smiling on the red carpet, Gaga showed off a set of oversized rotten dentures, featuring "metallic gums and crooked teeth."

The economy melts down because of something a bunch of crooked bankers do.

A person, Kant tells us, is crooked timber from which no straight thing can be made.

They come to a halt suddenly, before a little huddling figure, with its face hidden in its arms, crouched beside a crooked rail.

She wore an old poke bonnet and carried a crooked stick, and there seemed to be a hump upon her back.

Amy, who was strong and quick, reached over the gunwale of the canoe and seized upon the crooked figure.

Sometimes they would clamp a crooked stick between a grooved piece of sandstone and a flat bone.

It may be a mere dialectal form of 'crooked,' or it may be miswritten for kroked, the usual old spelling.


On this page you'll find 174 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to crooked, such as: curved, curving, devious, errant, gnarled, and meandering.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.