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 Dictionary entry overview: What does twisted mean? 

TWISTED (adjective)
  The adjective TWISTED has 3 senses:

1. wound or wrapped around something
2. strained or wrenched out of normal shape
3. having an intended meaning altered or misrepresented

  Familiarity information: TWISTED used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

TWISTED (adjective)

Sense 1twisted [BACK TO TOP]


Wound or wrapped around something


twined; twisted

Context examples:

hair twined around her fingers / bulky with twisted stitches around the edges


coiled (curled or wound (especially in concentric rings or spirals))

Sense 2twisted [BACK TO TOP]


Strained or wrenched out of normal shape


distorted; contorted; twisted

Context examples:

old trees with contorted branches / scorched and distorted fragments of steel / trapped under twisted steel girders


crooked (having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned)

Sense 3twisted [BACK TO TOP]


Having an intended meaning altered or misrepresented


misrepresented; perverted; distorted; twisted

Context examples:

many of the facts seemed twisted out of any semblance to reality / a perverted translation of the poem


artful; disingenuous (not straightforward or candid; giving a false appearance of frankness)

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