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crone (noun) an ugly, withered, and unpleasant old woman.
A crone is an ugly and unpleasant old woman often believed to be intending evil. The witches of old belief can be called crones. A crone is represented in pictures as an ugly, evil-looking old woman, without some teeth. They are usually believed to be intent on evil.
- The young Sally was quite convincing in the role of a crone in the play, but at the same time, it was not amusing to see her as an ugly and sneering old woman with all those repulsive gestures.
- Though because of her old age, and the consequent loss of her good looks, and with none to take care of her, she looks a crone, she is a very good woman and is pleasant to deal with.