twisted

adjective
twist·​ed | \ ˈtwi-stəd How to pronounce twisted (audio) \

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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Examples of twisted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There is still a long way to go: NASA also is studying rudders of various size, variously twisted and warped wings for highest aerodynamic efficiency, engines in separate pods and, in one version, folding wingtips similar to those of the B-70. Thomas E. Stimson, Popular Mechanics, "Remembering the B-70: The Weird Supersonic Bomber That Never Was," 11 Feb. 2021 In classic Murphy style, the show is totally over-the-top and mixes fantastical set design with truly grotesque, twisted plot lines. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, "The True and Tragic Stories Beyond Hotel Cecil's Violent Fall From Grace," 10 Feb. 2021 True-crime journalist and TV producer Jacqueline Bynon hosts, ushering listeners through the twisted tales of two notorious murderers from the 1970s: Dean Corll and John Wayne Gacy. Vulture Editors, Vulture, "This Week in True-Crime Podcasts: Revisiting the Night Stalker," 5 Feb. 2021 Under battle flags bearing Donald Trump’s name, the Capitol’s attackers pinned a bloodied police officer in a doorway, his twisted face and screams captured on video. Anchorage Daily News, "Capitol assault a more sinister attack than first appeared," 11 Jan. 2021 Under battle flags bearing Donald Trump's name, the Capitol's attackers pinned a bloodied police officer in a doorway, his twisted face and screams captured on video. Jay Reeves, Star Tribune, "Capitol assault a more sinister attack than first appeared," 11 Jan. 2021 So, the question becomes—are these two twisted soul mates destined to be together forever? Bianca Rodriguez, Marie Claire, "Netflix's 'You' Season 3: Everything We Know So Far," 25 Jan. 2021 But this year, the Royal Sonesta has added a twist to the already rather twisted tradition. Doug Maccash | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, "Attention potential Mardi Gras pole greasers: The Royal Sonesta Hotel wants you," 25 Jan. 2021 His twisted 1988 thriller stars Jeremy Irons as twin gynecologists who share flings with their clients without them knowing. Brian Tallerico, Vulture, "The 40 Best Horror Movies on Amazon Prime," 24 Jan. 2021

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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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20 Feb 2021

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“Twisted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/twisted. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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twisted

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of twisted

: strange and unpleasant : not normal

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