1. Altered from an originally straight condition
2. Fixed in one's purpose; SYN. bent on, dead set, intent on, out to.
3. Of metal e.g.; SYN. crumpled, dented.
4. Used especially of the head or upper back; SYN. bowed, inclined.
1. Petty, insignificant
2. Lacking courage, manliness, or effectiveness. chickenshit.
1. Having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned.
2. Not straight; dishonest or immoral or evasive; SYN. corrupt.
1. Lying across or athwart; moving across
2. Running counter; opposite; mutually opposed
3. Involving mutual interchange; reciprocal
4. Marked by typically transitory bad temper
5. Extending over or treating several groups, conditions, or classes
6. Crossbred, hybrid
ETYM Latin devius; de + via way. Related to Viaduct.
1. Characterized by insincerity or deceit; evasive; SYN. shifty.
2. Departing from the accepted or proper way; misleading; SYN. oblique.
3. Deviating from a straight course; SYN. circuitous, roundabout.
ETYM Pref. dis- + honest: cf. French déshonnęte, Old Fren. deshoneste.
1. Deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive; SYN. dishonorable.
2. Lacking honesty and oblivious to what is honorable; SYN. unscrupulous.
3. Lacking truthfulness.
1. Not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality
2. Erroneous and usually accidental
3. Arising from error; SYN. mistaken.
4. Deliberately deceptive; SYN. hollow.
5. Designed to deceive
6. Inaccurate in pitch; SYN. off-key, sour.
7. (Used especially of persons) Not dependable in devotion or affection; unfaithful SYN. untrue.
8. Of a statement, untrue. Falseness is used in proving propositions by considering the negative of the proposition to be true, then making deductions until a contradiction is reached which proves the negative to be false and the proposition to be true.
ETYM Latin fraudulentus, from fraus, fraudis, fraud: cf. French fraudulent.
1. Using fraud; trickly; deceitful; dishonest.
2. Characterized by, founded on, or proceeding from, fraund.
ETYM Pref. in- not + direct: cf. French indirect.
1. Not as a direct effect or consequence.
2. Having intervening factors or persons or influences.
3. Not direct in spatial dimension; not leading by a straight line or course to a destination.
4. Extended senses: not direct in manner or language or behavior or action.
ETYM Old Eng. mene, Old Fren. meiien, French moyen, from Latin medianus that is in the middle, from medius; akin to Eng. mid. Related to Mid.
1. Used of persons or behavior; characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity; SYN. mingy, miserly, little, small, tight.
2. (Slang) Excellent.
1. Not treated with heat to prepare it for eating; SYN. uncooked.
1g. Brutally unfair or harsh
2. Not processed or refined
3. Lacking training or experience; SYN. green, new, wet behind the ears.
4. Untempered and unrefined
5. Having the surface exposed and painful
6. Inflamed and painful; SYN. sore.
Used of wood and furniture; SYN. unsanded.
ETYM Latin sordidus, from sordere to be filthy or dirty; probably akin to Eng. swart: cf. French sordide. Related to Swart.
Meanly avaricious and mercenary.
(Sports) With hand brought forward and up from below shoulder level; SYN. underhanded, underarm.
ETYM as. unfaeger unlovely. Related to Un- not, and Fair.
Not fair; marked by injustice or partiality or deception; SYN. unjust.