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Crooked vs. Wonky — What's the Difference?

Crooked vs. Wonky — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Crooked and Wonky

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Crooked

Having or marked by bends, curves, or angles.
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Wonky

Not straight; crooked or askew
You have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth
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Crooked

At an irregular or improper angle; askew
Your necktie is crooked.
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Wonky

Shaky or unsteady
A wonky table.
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Crooked

(Informal) Dishonest or unscrupulous; fraudulent.
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Wonky

Out of alignment; crooked
"The door itself looked wonky somehow, not quite square with the building" (Steve Augarde).
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Crooked

Simple past tense and past participle of crook
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Wonky

Not functioning properly or normally
Wonky digestion.
A wonky phone connection.
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Crooked

Not straight; having one or more bends or angles.
We walked up the crooked path to the top of the hill.
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Wonky

Mentally unbalanced; crazy.
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Crooked

Set at an angle; not vertical or square.
That picture is crooked - could you straighten it up for me?
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Wonky

Lopsided, misaligned or off-centre.
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Crooked

(figuratively) Dishonest or illegal; corrupt.
He was trying to interest me in another one of his crooked deals.
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Wonky

Feeble, shaky or rickety.
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Crooked

Characterized by a crook or curve; not straight; turning; bent; twisted; deformed.
He is deformed, crooked, old, and sere.
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Wonky

Suffering from intermittent bugs.
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Crooked

Not straightforward; deviating from rectitude; distorted from the right.
They are a perverse and crooked generation.
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Wonky

(informal) Generally incorrect.
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Crooked

False; dishonest; fraudulent; as, crooked dealings.
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Wonky

Technically worded, in the style of jargon.
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Crooked

Having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned;
Crooked country roads
Crooked teeth
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Wonky

(music genre) A subgenre of electronic music employing unstable rhythms, complex time signatures, and mid-range synths.
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Crooked

Not straight; dishonest or immoral or evasive
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Wonky

Turned or twisted toward one side;
A...youth with a gorgeous red necktie all awry
His wig was, as the British say, skew-whiff
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Crooked

Irregular in shape or outline;
Asymmetrical features
A dress with an crooked hemline
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Wonky

Inclined to shake as from weakness or defect;
A rickety table
A wobbly chair with shaky legs
The ladder felt a little wobbly
The bridge still stands though one of the arches is wonky
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Crooked

Having the back and shoulders rounded; not erect;
A little oldish misshapen stooping woman
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