crooked

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adjective crook·ed \ˈkru̇-kəd\

Definition of crooked

  1. 1 :  not straight a crooked road Your tie is crooked.

  2. 2 :  dishonest a crooked election crooked politicians

crookedly

adverb

crookedness

noun

Examples of crooked in a Sentence

  1. a long, crooked line of people had formed in front of the ticket booth

  2. the common belief that gambling casinos are often crooked businesses

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Origin and Etymology of crooked

see 2crook


CROOKED Defined for English Language Learners

crooked

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adjective

Definition of crooked for English Language Learners

  • : not straight : having bends and curves

  • : not set or placed straight

  • : not honest


CROOKED Defined for Kids

crooked

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adjective crook·ed \ˈkru̇-kəd\

Definition of crooked for Students

  1. 1 :  having bends and curves a crooked path

  2. 2 :  not set or placed straight The picture is crooked.

  3. 3 :  dishonest a crooked card game

crookedly

adverb

crookedness

noun


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