warped

adjective
\ ˈwȯrpt How to pronounce warped (audio) \

Definition of warped

1 : twisted out of a natural or normal shape a warped board Before polishing began, warped panels were straightened and stripes of new wood added to compensate for shrinkage …— Helen Dudar He was told he had a warped cornea due to surgery that had been performed years before.— B. J. Pollock
2a : eccentrically weird or strange a warped sense of humor
b : disturbingly abnormal or distorted At his office one afternoon, he told me that he blames warped values for the drop in international-news coverage …— Ken Auletta Is it a country of great natural resources and human talent, caught in the grip of a warped dictator?— Thomas L. Friedman "He took an oath as a Klansman, and he has this really warped, romantic notion of a sacred vow he can never violate."— John Grisham

First Known Use of warped

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Warped.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/warped. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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