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crooked

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of crooked

  1. 1 marked by a long series of irregular curves <a long, crooked line of people had formed in front of the ticket booth> Synonyms bending, crazy, curled, curling, curved, curving, curvy, devious, serpentine, sinuous, tortuous, twisted, twisting, winding, windy Related Words zigzag, zigzagging; circling, coiled, coiling, corkscrew, looping, spiral, spiraling (or spiralling), swirling; circuitous, indirect, roundabout; meandering, rambling, wandering; irregular, jagged, uneven Near Antonyms direct, linear Antonyms straight, straightaway

  2. 2 given to or marked by cheating and deception <the common belief that gambling casinos are often crooked businesses> Synonyms bent [chiefly British], dishonest, deceptive, double-dealing, duplicitous, fast, fraudulent, guileful, rogue, shady, sharp, shifty, underhand, underhandedRelated Words unconscionable, unethical, unprincipled, unscrupulous; deceitful, deceiving, deluding, delusive, delusory, false; artful, beguiling, cagey (also cagy), crafty, cunning, foxy, slick, sly, subtle, wily; defrauding, devious, furtive, slippery, sneaking, sneaky, trickish, tricky; insidious, perfidious, treacherousNear Antonyms conscientious, decent, ethical, honorable, just, scrupulous, upright; forthright, straightforwardAntonyms aboveboard, honest, straight

  3. 3 inclined or twisted to one side <the photo on that wall is crooked> Synonyms askew, aslant, atilt, cock-a-hoop, cockeyed, crazy, awry, listing, lopsided, oblique, off-kilter, pitched, skewed, slanted, slanting, slantwise, tilted, tipping, unevenRelated Words asymmetrical (or asymmetric), unbalanced, unsymmetrical; contorted, disordered, distorted, irregularNear Antonyms ordered, orderly, regular, uniform; balanced, symmetrical (or symmetric)Antonyms even, level, straight

  4. 4 marked by, based on, or done by the use of dishonest methods to acquire something of value <a crooked scheme to bill the government for medical services never performed> Synonyms fraudulent, deceitful, defrauding, dishonest, double-dealing, falseRelated Words beguiling, deceiving, deceptive, deluding, delusive, delusory, duplicitous, fallacious, misleading, specious; spuriousNear Antonyms legitimate, true, validAntonyms aboveboard, honest, truthful




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