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distort

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of distort

  1. 1 to change so much as to create a wrong impression or alter the meaning of <the coach's message was so distorted after passing through so many people that it was unintelligible> Synonyms bend, color, cook, garble, falsify, fudge, misinterpret, misrelate, misrepresent, misstate, pervert, slant, twist, warpRelated Words misdescribe, misspeak, mistranslate; belie, camouflage, disguise, dissemble, gloss (over), mask, veil, whitewash; bowdlerize, censor; complicate, confound, confuse, mistake, mix (up); mystify, obscure; equivocate, fib, lie, palter, prevaricateNear Antonyms clarify, clear (up), explain, illuminate, illustrate, interpret, spell out; decipher

  2. 2 to twist (something) out of a natural or normal shape or condition <if you keep distorting your face like that, someday it's going to freeze in that position> Synonyms deform, contort, misshape, screw, squinch, torture, warpRelated Words deface, disfigure; wrench, wrest, wring; coil, curl, loop, spiral, twine, wind, wreatheNear Antonyms straighten, unbend, uncurl





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