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contort

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of contort

  1. to twist (something) out of a natural or normal shape or condition the acrobat is able to contort his body so that it almost looks like a pretzel Synonyms of contort deform, distort, misshape, screw, squinch, torture, warp Words Related to contort deface, disfigure; wrench, wrest, wring; coil, curl, loop, spiral, twine, wind, wreathe Near Antonyms of contort straighten, unbend, uncurl

Synonym Discussion of contort

deform, distort, contort, warp means to mar or spoil by or as if by twisting. deform may imply a change of shape through stress, injury, or accident of growth.
    • a face deformed by hatred
distort and contort both imply a wrenching from the natural or normal, but contort suggests a more involved twisting and a more grotesque and painful result.
    • the odd camera angle distorts the figure
    • disease had contorted her body
warp indicates an uneven shrinking that bends or twists out of a flat plane.
    • warped floorboards


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