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noun as in distortion, mutilation

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In his younger years, he was a part of the No Wave scene, playing with the visionary James Chance and the Contortions.

Expect some fanciful linguistic contortions when asked whether or not this is, in fact, a “coup?”

Among the many ironies amid the ruins of that era is the current contortions of the Republican frontrunner.

Otherwise rational leaders must now resort to the very verbal contortions voters despise.

The irony is thick, and the intellectual contortions involved in some of this hurt my head.

Then the trio made the wood ring with shouts of merriment, and threw themselves into inimitable contortions.

With strange contortions of the body and writhings of the face his form came upright, the arm still reaching.

Their gestures and violent contortions of countenance resembled the frantic ravings of Bedlamites.

The moth cleared the opening, and with many wabblings and contortions climbed up the tree.

Swartzman recited Poe's Black Cat, with gestures and facial contortions that were terrifying.


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On this page you'll find 18 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to contortions, such as: deformity, unsightliness, pout, twist, grimace, and ugliness.

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