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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As the day bleeds into night, Craddock and his men become more and more twisted toward Lawrence, Lawrence's family, and everyone else in the town. Josh Wigler, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Westworld' Answers a Shocking "Riddle" About the Series," 13 May 2018 Six Flags New England in Springfield, MA Previously known as Superman: Ride of Steel, this roller coaster underwent a major transformation and is now based on the twisted and backward version of Superman known as Bizarro. Julia Fawal, Woman's Day, "10 Things You Never Knew About Roller Coasters," 24 July 2015 In the perverse and twisted map of power in New York State, the country’s largest city must get permission from the state to enforce speed limits on the streets of the five boroughs. New York Times, "Senator Does a U-Turn on Speed Cameras in School Zones," 12 July 2018 Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres’ 1814 painting of a woman whose body is so twisted for display that her pose would require extra vertebrae. Sharon Mizota,, "Black and gay: Jonathan Lyndon Chase's paintings play with cultural conventions," 25 June 2018 Now, Peter Fonda's comments are sick, twisted, ugly, demented and this is the insanity coming from America's left. Fox News, "Gorka: Suddenly the left care about minorities and children?," 21 June 2018 Another piece was about 2 inches long and twisted, and weighed about two-thirds of a pound, investigators said. Bart Jansen, USA TODAY, "Investigators find two pieces of broken fan blade inside Southwest Airlines engine," 3 May 2018 Since its Sundance Film Festival debut, the film — a real-life roller-coaster ride into a dark and twisted history — has astonished and infuriated moviegoers in equal measures. Washington Post, "Documentary tells dark tale of triplets separated at birth," 28 June 2018 Massive roots and twisted tree limbs mark the ground in a tidy neighborhood in West Boca Raton. Vincent Crivelli,, "Storm rips through West Boca neighborhood," 7 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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English Language Learners Definition of twisted

: strange and unpleasant : not normal

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