Curved vs. Crooked - What's the difference?

Wiktionary

  • Curved (adjective)

    Having a curve or curves.

  • Curved (verb)

    simple past tense and past participle of curve

  • Crooked (verb)

    simple past tense and past participle of crook

  • Crooked (adjective)

    Not straight; having one or more bends or angles.

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

  • Crooked (adjective)

    Set at an angle; not vertical or square.

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

  • Crooked (adjective)

    Dishonest or illegal; corrupt.

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

Webster Dictionary

  • Curved

    not straight; having or marked by curves. Opposite of straight.

  • Curved

    curved with the micropyle near the base almost touching its stalk; - of a plant ovule. Opposite of orthotropous.

  • Crooked (adjective)

    Characterized by a crook or curve; not straight; turning; bent; twisted; deformed.

  • Crooked (adjective)

    Not straightforward; deviating from rectitude; distorted from the right.

  • Crooked (adjective)

    False; dishonest; fraudulent; as, crooked dealings.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Curved (adjective)

    not straight; having or marked by a curve or smoothly rounded bend;

    "the curved tusks of a walrus"

    "his curved lips suggested a smile but his eyes were hard"

  • Crooked (adjective)

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

    "crooked country roads"

    "crooked teeth"

  • Crooked (adjective)

    not straight; dishonest or immoral or evasive

  • Crooked (adjective)

    irregular in shape or outline;

    "asymmetrical features"

    "a dress with an crooked hemline"

  • Crooked (adjective)

    having the back and shoulders rounded; not erect;

    "a little oldish misshapen stooping woman"

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