crookedness crookedness  /ˈkrʊ kəd nəs/


  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


  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.


  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:

  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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