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synonyms for contortions

  • deformation
  • deformity
  • anamorphosis
  • crookedness
  • dislocation
  • grimace
  • malformation
  • pout
  • twist
  • ugliness
  • unsightliness
  • misproportion
  • misshapement
  • wryness

antonyms for contortions

MOST RELEVANT
  • grin
  • smile
  • beauty
  • smoothness
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How to use contortions in a sentence

Then the trio made the wood ring with shouts of merriment, and threw themselves into inimitable contortions.
PAPERS FROM OVERLOOK-HOUSECASPER ALMORE
With strange contortions of the body and writhings of the face his form came upright, the arm still reaching.
BLAZED TRAIL STORIESSTEWART EDWARD WHITE
Their gestures and violent contortions of countenance resembled the frantic ravings of Bedlamites.
A NARRATIVE OF THE SHIPWRECK, CAPTIVITY AND SUFFERINGS OF HORACE HOLDEN AND BENJ. H. NUTEHORACE HOLDEN
The moth cleared the opening, and with many wabblings and contortions climbed up the tree.
FRECKLESGENE STRATTON-PORTER
Swartzman recited Poe's Black Cat, with gestures and facial contortions that were terrifying.
TRAMPING ON LIFEHARRY KEMP
The voice of the wretch was screeching and horrid, and his contortions as he spoke were frightful to behold.
THE INTERNATIONAL MONTHLY, VOLUME 3, NO. 1, APRIL, 1851VARIOUS
The “faces” that Johnson habitually made (probably nervous contortions due to his disorder) may well have alarmed parents.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 15, SLICE 4VARIOUS
Brand sank, and again the giant man-eater writhed in agonized contortions and the sea showed masses of froth and dark blotches.
THE PILLAR OF LIGHTLOUIS TRACY
He suffered a sharp twinge of sciatica and his face lent itself to astonishing contortions.
THE HISTORY OF SIR RICHARD CALMADYLUCAS MALET
When at last his contortions were helpless his spirit seemed to give suddenly and he burst into tears.
THE INCENDIARYW. A. (WILLIAM AUGUSTINE) LEAHY
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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