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noun as in distortion, mutilation

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After all, marketers are managing campaigns at a time when the support systems for their ads are going through all kinds of contortions.

From Digiday

The practice of gerrymandering manipulates electoral districts to favor one party over another, which is how you wind up with such strange contortions and thin, snaking appendages on legislative maps.

A ball-handler who can pull up for three, a stretch big man or even both simultaneously can force contortions away from the Jazz’s preferred drop-big defense.

“His pained contortions were a photographer’s delight,” Neil Amdur wrote in the New York Times.

After the contortions of modified and shrunk-down Thanksgivings, it’s exciting to bake something meant for sharing.

From Eater

For Republicans, it is a particularly hypocritical contortion.

"You are very complimentary," said her strange suitor, with a contortion of the lip that was a cross between a grin and a sneer.

Then a sudden hissing contortion whipped over the widening waters.

The same moment he saw that, although not dead drunk, she could by no tropical contortion be said to be sober.

I never imagined that this fearful Asiatic creed could smite or sting an otherwise wholesome soul into such a contortion.

His pallor, the contortion of his features, the fear portrayed upon them, disclosed the anxiety of his mind.


On this page you'll find 26 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to contortion, such as: deformation, deformity, anamorphosis, crookedness, dislocation, and grimace.

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