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distort

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of distort

  1. 1 to change so much as to create a wrong impression or alter the meaning of the coach's message was so distorted after passing through so many people that it was unintelligible Synonyms bend, color, cook, garble, falsify, fudge, misinterpret, misrelate, misrepresent, misstate, pervert, slant, twist, warpRelated Words misdescribe, misspeak, mistranslate; belie, camouflage, disguise, dissemble, gloss (over), mask, veil, whitewash; bowdlerize, censor; complicate, confound, confuse, mistake, mix (up); mystify, obscure; equivocate, fib, lie, palter, prevaricateNear Antonyms clarify, clear (up), explain, illuminate, illustrate, interpret, spell out; decipher

  2. 2 to twist (something) out of a natural or normal shape or condition if you keep distorting your face like that, someday it's going to freeze in that position Synonyms deform, contort, misshape, screw, squinch, torture, warpRelated Words deface, disfigure; wrench, wrest, wring; coil, curl, loop, spiral, twine, wind, wreatheNear Antonyms straighten, unbend, uncurl


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