twisted

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adjective twist·ed \ˈtwis-təd\

Definition of twisted

  1. :  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

Circa 1890

First Known Use of twisted

circa 1890


TWISTED Defined for English Language Learners

twisted

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adjective twist·ed \ˈtwis-təd\

Definition of twisted for English Language Learners

  • : strange and unpleasant : not normal



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