dis·​tort·​ed | \ di-ˈstȯr-təd How to pronounce distorted (audio) \

Definition of distorted

: altered from a true, natural, or normal state, shape, or condition a distorted image a distorted view/understanding of the situation a distorted account of what happened The public is, I believe, dimly aware of this aspect of ethnography, perhaps in romantically distorted ways, but aware nonetheless.— Roy A. Rappaport What happens is that you realize people in other countries tend to reach distorted conclusions about the U.S., and you feel obligated to provide what you believe is a full and balanced appraisal.— Norman Cousins

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1579, in the meaning defined above

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