crookedness[ krook-id for 1–4, 6; krookt for 5 ]SEE DEFINITION OF crookedness
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CROOKEDNESS
If there was a taint of crookedness anywhere, that would be on the other side.
It's my own grandfather that I'm ashamed of for his crookedness!
“If you have any crookedness, to find the magic herb,” said Charlie.
Is life full of naught but crookedness and devious windings and turnings?
I could not see her, because of the crookedness of the shaft, but that faint touch of her was exquisite.
So some, it seems to me, elect their rulers for their crookedness.
His brows were sometimes curved in anger, but there was no crookedness in his heart.
I knew him of old, and crookedness is, with him, second nature.
It was not every day, however, that this crookedness was apparent.
It involves a number of men, clever in crookedness, and perhaps women.
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.