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CROOKEDNESS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does crookedness mean? 

CROOKEDNESS (noun)
  The noun CROOKEDNESS has 3 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: CROOKEDNESS used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CROOKEDNESS (noun)


Sense 1crookedness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A tortuous and twisted shape or position

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Synonyms:

crookedness; torsion; tortuosity; tortuousness; contortion

Context examples:

they built a tree house in the tortuosities of its boughs / the acrobat performed incredible contortions

Hypernyms ("crookedness" is a kind of...):

distorted shape; distortion (a shape resulting from distortion)


Sense 2crookedness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having or distinguished by crooks or curves or bends or angles

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("crookedness" is a kind of...):

configuration; conformation; contour; form; shape (any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline))

Antonym:

straightness (freedom from crooks or curves or bends or angles)


Sense 3crookedness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of being deceitful and underhanded

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

deviousness; crookedness

Hypernyms ("crookedness" is a kind of...):

dishonesty (the quality of being dishonest)


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