crookedness crookedness  /ˈkrʊ kəd nəs/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a tortuous and twisted shape or position
  2. (n) having or distinguished by crooks or curves or bends or angles
  3. (n) the quality of being deceitful and underhanded

Usage(s):

  1. At the same time it bitterly implied the rottenness and crookedness of Italian children's teeth.
  2. He has denounced no one for crookedness, removed no one for patent criminality.
  3. A lifelong foe of civic indecency, he started his political career in 1913 by hiring the New Orleans Athenaeum and lashing local crookedness.

Quotes

  1. Wooden, in 1981, told The Times: "There's as much crookedness as you want to find. There was something Abraham Lincoln said - he'd rather trust and be disappointed than distrust and be miserable all the time. Maybe I trusted too much."
    on Jun 8, 2010 By: John Wooden Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "I built MMD, I was national secretary of MMD but Rupiah Banda had no position in MMD. He was at the farm when we were forming MMD. I left MMD because I saw the crookedness of Frederick Chiluba," Sata said. "When you are a small minister or...
    on Apr 23, 2010 By: Michael Sata Source: postzambia.com

  3. "He has turned his impotence into potency. Everything he does is spontaneous, but calculated," Kaniuk wrote. "He is capable of making a melodrama out of a fuse box. All people are negatives for him. He possesses an innocent crookedness and...
    on Jan 17, 2008 By: Yoram Kaniuk Source: Ha'aretz

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