(adjective, verb)


1. having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned

- crooked country roads

- crooked teeth

Similar word(s): indirect, akimbo, anfractuous, aquiline, hooked, askew, awry, cockeyed, lopsided, wonky, contorted, writhed, writhen, deflective, refractive, geniculate, gnarled, gnarly, knobbed, knotted, knotty, malposed, reflexed, squiggly, tortuous, twisting, twisty, voluminous, winding, warped, windblown, wry, zigzag, coiled

2. not straight; dishonest or immoral or evasive

Similar word(s): dishonest, dishonorable, unlawful, sneaky, underhand, underhanded, corrupt

3. irregular in shape or outline

- a dress with a crooked hemline

Similar word(s): irregular, asymmetrical

4. having the back and shoulders rounded; not erect

Similar word(s): unerect, hunched, stooped, stooping

Sentences with crooked as an adjective:

- We walked up the crooked path to the top of the hill.

- That picture is crooked - could you straighten it up for me?

- He was trying to interest me in another one of his crooked deals.


1. simple past tense and past participle of crook