twisted

adjective
twist·​ed | \ ˈtwi-stəd \

Definition of twisted

: mentally or emotionally unsound or disturbed : sick a cruel, twisted mind And you know there will be some strange and twisted bitter man who will listen to all our messages.— Cynthia Heimel

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According to People, the dress is covered in 63,000 twisted glass tubes and uses over 49 feet of pink mousseline fabric. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Emma Stone's Nude Golden Globes Dress Has the Internet Stunned," 7 Jan. 2019 This makes sense given the special is named after a creature in Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass, a sequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland with similar themes of nonsense, twisted logic, and the surreal. James Vincent, The Verge, "Watch the trailer for Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, releasing Friday 28th on Netflix," 27 Dec. 2018 The food is notable too, with all sorts of twisted versions of Mexican and homey American favorites. Charles Passy, WSJ, "Where to Find the Most Remarkable Margaritas in San Antonio," 19 Oct. 2018 Blumhouse has a really trippy new film coming up that has Madeline Brewer (of The Handmaid’s Tale) playing a cam model who gets tied up in some surreal and twisted game when her identity — and her literal face — is stolen. Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge, "New trailers: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, UglyDolls, and more," 10 Nov. 2018 Beckham’s dress exhibited the clean lines and twisted tailoring that her eponymous label has become famous for. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Victoria Beckham Proves the LBD Doesn’t Have to Be Basic," 27 Sep. 2018 One of the most vicious and twisted is the blister beetle. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "How Horror Beetles Hitchhike on Bees And Then Eat Their Young," 12 Sep. 2018 Nematodes feeding aboveground may cause twisted and distorted leaves, stems, and flowers. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "What Are Nematodes? These Tiny Parasites Can Help — Or Hurt — Your Garden," 1 July 2018 Children should also be discouraged from wearing such shoes for running to avoid injuries that can result from the shoes getting twisted or caught in the sidewalk. Vikki Ortiz, chicagotribune.com, "Flip-flops and summer sandals are bad for your feet," 1 June 2018

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First Known Use of twisted

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of twisted was circa 1890

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twisted

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of twisted

: strange and unpleasant : not normal

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