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Definition of "crooked" []

  • Having or marked by bends, curves, or angles. (adjective)
  • Informal Dishonest or unscrupulous; fraudulent. (adjective)
  • Bent, angled or winding (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Set at an angle; not straight (adjective)
  • Deformed or contorted (adjective)
  • Dishonest or illegal (adjective)

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Use "crooked" in a sentence
  • "If this finger is crooked, then these weaknesses are all the more emphasised, but if formed _crooked and long_ the power of eloquence is also crooked."
  • "And I just want to ask you very quickly, though, about the president's point, that if, in going after what he called crooked doctors, one can use administrative subpoenas without going through a judge and a jury, why isn't that appropriate to go after suspected terrorists?"
  • "WUKAN, China Reuters - Protesting Chinese villagers on Sunday demanded that central leaders defuse grievances about what they called crooked land deals and a suspicious death, as a revolt that has tested Communist Party authority in this semi-rural area neared its second week."