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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 of crooked bending, crazy, curled, curling, curved, curving, curvy, devious, serpentine, sinuous, tortuous, twisted, twisting, winding, windy Words Related to crooked zigzag, zigzagging; circling, coiled, coiling, corkscrew, looping, spiral, spiraling (or spiralling), swirling; circuitous, indirect, roundabout; meandering, rambling, wandering; irregular, jagged, uneven Near Antonyms of crooked direct, linear Antonyms of crooked straight, straightaway

  2. 2 given to or marked by cheating and deception the common belief that gambling casinos are often crooked businesses Synonyms of crooked bent [chiefly British], dishonest, deceptive, double-dealing, duplicitous, fast, fraudulent, guileful, rogue, shady, sharp, shifty, underhand, underhandedWords Related to crooked 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 of crooked conscientious, decent, ethical, honorable, just, scrupulous, upright; forthright, straightforwardAntonyms of crooked aboveboard, honest, straight

  3. 3 inclined or twisted to one side the photo on that wall is crooked Synonyms of crooked askew, aslant, atilt, cock-a-hoop, cockeyed, crazy, awry, listing, lopsided, oblique, off-kilter, pitched, skewed, slanted, slanting, slantwise, tilted, tipping, unevenWords Related to crooked asymmetrical (or asymmetric), unbalanced, unsymmetrical; contorted, disordered, distorted, irregularNear Antonyms of crooked ordered, orderly, regular, uniform; balanced, symmetrical (or symmetric)Antonyms of crooked 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 of crooked fraudulent, deceitful, defrauding, dishonest, double-dealing, falseWords Related to crooked beguiling, deceiving, deceptive, deluding, delusive, delusory, duplicitous, fallacious, misleading, specious; spuriousNear Antonyms of crooked legitimate, true, validAntonyms of crooked aboveboard, honest, truthful


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