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Adjective: distorted  di'stor-tid
  1. So badly formed or out of shape as to be ugly
    "his poor distorted limbs";
    - deformed, ill-shapen, malformed, misshapen
  2. Having an intended meaning altered or misrepresented
    "a distorted translation of the poem";
    - misrepresented, perverted, twisted
Verb: distort  di'stort
  1. Make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story
    "They planned to distort the message";
    - falsify, garble, warp
  2. Form into a bent, curling or spiral shape
    - twist, twine
  3. Twist and press out of shape
    "His body was twisted as if someone had taken it and twisted it beyond the natural ability of a body to distort itself";
    - contort, deform, wring
  4. Affect as in thought or feeling
    "The sadness distorted his life";
    - tinge, color [US], colour [Brit, Cdn]
  5. Alter the shape of (something) by stress
    "His body was distorted by leprosy";
    - deform, strain

See also: artful, disingenuous, unshapely

Type of: affect, bear on, bear upon, belie, change form, change shape, deform, form, impact, misrepresent, shape, touch, touch on

Encyclopedia: Distorted