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adjective as in gnarled

adjective as in malformed

adjective as in twisted

adjective as in twisted

Weak match

adjective as in wry


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Without being didactic, Smith debunks contorted arguments that the Civil War was not about slavery.

This is what the Fairfax County School Board has been wrestling with in a drawn-out, contorted debate about whether to expand the holiday calendar to add Jewish and Muslim holidays, something school districts across the nation already have done.

For most proteins, researchers have the sequence of amino acids in the ribbon but not the contorted shape they fold into.

The Hipgnosis founders took a quick look at the strangely-lit photos of contorted bodies….

But then, with their contorted physiques and feral grimaces they speak directly to the Basquiats.

Her face contorted and her left hand retreated from the microphone to the back of her neck.

It was sobering: the desperate denial, the contorted excuses.

The plea bargain was swiftly contorted into an outright means of extorting inculpatory perjury to bring down targeted individuals.

Their eyes care little for the soft, changing colours of the ocean or the vast, contorted masses of the clouds.

He made an effort, contorted himself as much as he could, and penetrated into the cave as far as he was able.

His body was contorted by gasping sobs, and his feet tapped the floor with the rapidity of those of a man running at top speed.

The bird's-eye maple has its fibers so singularly contorted as to produce numerous little knots which look like the eye of a bird.

As she watched him he looked at her, and a spasm of pain contorted his face.

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On this page you'll find 289 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to contorted, such as: angled, arced, arched, bowed, crooked, and drooping.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.