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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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Recent Examples on the Web So my definition of luxurious might be a little twisted, but compared to more primitive winter camping, the yurt was a major step up. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Winter yurt camping in the Porcupine Mountains is great for beginners," 6 Feb. 2020 The Brothers Grimm should really be outraged that their simple story about child abuse, malnutrition, cannibalism and witchcraft has been so twisted. Mark Kennedy, Houston Chronicle, "‘Gretel & Hansel’ is a real horror — as in horrible," 31 Jan. 2020 The Brothers Grimm should really be outraged that their simple story about child abuse, malnutrition, cannibalism and witchcraft has been so twisted. Mark Kennedy, Detroit Free Press, "‘Gretel & Hansel’ puts the dread in dreadful," 30 Jan. 2020 Thank you for making all my spooky, twisted, Twilight Zone dreams come true. Kara Nesvig, Teen Vogue, "Ariana Grande Had a Haunted Hotel Themed Halloween Party," 2 Nov. 2019 That wasn't the case at Tuesday night's awards though, with Bong's and Peele's work being celebrated for many of the same themes as their dramatic counterparts, delivered in more twisted, imaginative ways. Abbey White, The Hollywood Reporter, "Tarantino, Scorsese Tease Reviewers, Thank Netflix at N.Y. Film Critics Circle Awards," 8 Jan. 2020 Murder, mayhem, snappy dialogue, a suitcase full of cocaine and Gary Oldman's twisted performance as a pimp named Drexl Spivey (complete with dreadlocks and gold teeth) can mean only one thing — yep, Quentin Tarantino wrote the script. Julie Hinds,, "We named Michigan's 50 most essential movies. Here are 12 films that we missed.," 3 Jan. 2020 Bruno Jordao is still suffering from a twisted ankle, and does not look likely to feature., "Wolves vs Southampton Preview: Where to Watch, Live Stream, Kick Off Time & Team News," 17 Oct. 2019 And then there was another side to it that is very twisted. Dan Snierson,, "Killing Eve star Jodie Comer on Villanelle’s killer finale move, what awaits in season 3," 20 Sep. 2019

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of twisted

: strange and unpleasant : not normal

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