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TWISTED

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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)


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Meaning:

Wound or wrapped around something

Synonyms:

twined; twisted

Context examples:

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

Similar:

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


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Meaning:

Strained or wrenched out of normal shape

Synonyms:

distorted; contorted; twisted

Context examples:

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

Similar:

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


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Meaning:

Having an intended meaning altered or misrepresented

Synonyms:

misrepresented; perverted; distorted; twisted

Context examples:

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

Similar:

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


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