mind-bend·​ing ˈmīn(d)-ˌben-diŋ How to pronounce mind-bending (audio)
mind-bendingly adverb

Examples of mind-bending in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The car's stats are also mind-bending, even without an electric motor: zero to 60 mph in 2.7 seconds; 740 horsepower; 590 lb-ft of torque. Morgan Korn, ABC News, 13 Apr. 2024 Released just over 25 years ago, The Matrix swept the imaginations of audiences with a mind-bending story, envelope-pushing special effects, and a defining performance from Keanu Reeves. Borys Kit, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Apr. 2024 Outer Cinema presents rare screening of Atom Egoyan’s 1991 surreal, mind-bending drama. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, 24 Mar. 2024 But the series’s scale and mind-bending turns may leave you too starry-eyed to notice. James Poniewozik, New York Times, 20 Mar. 2024 As a director, Johnson is known for mind-bending features like Looper, big budget genre entry Star Wars: The Last Jedi and original who dunnit film series Knives Out, which has included sequel Glass Onion and an upcoming third installment, which is aiming to film later this year for Netflix. Aaron Couch, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 Mar. 2024 Known for his evocative and thematically driven sets, Lynch was chosen for this unexpected collaboration based on his unmatched creativity and ability to design immersive, mind-bending worlds. Rachel Gallaher, Robb Report, 16 Mar. 2024 The pair, who previously collaborated on the madcap 2018 period drama The Favourite and the mind-bending 2022 short Bleat, will be joined by a thrillingly starry ensemble: Hunter Schafer, Joe Alwyn, Margaret Qualley, Hong Chau, Willem Dafoe, Jesse Plemons, and Mamoudou Athie. Radhika Seth, Vogue, 15 Mar. 2024 The company is perhaps best known for Omega Mart, an immersive, mind-bending fake supermarket-slash-mystery adventure experience that is now a staple on the Las Vegas tourist trail. Eleanor McCrary, The Courier-Journal, 15 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mind-bending was in 1952

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“Mind-bending.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mind-bending. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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