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Meaning of CONTORTION

Pronunciation:  kun'torshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of twisting or deforming the shape of something (e.g., yourself)
  2. [n]  a tortuous and twisted shape or position; "they built a tree house in the tortuosities of its boughs"; "the acrobat performed incredible contortions"
 

CONTORTION is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: crookedness, deformation, torsion, tortuosity, tortuousness
 
 See Also: change of shape, distorted shape, distortion

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Con*tor"tion\, n. [L. contortio: cf. F. contorsion.
See {Contort}, and cf. {Torsion}.]
A twisting; a writhing; wry motion; a twist; as, the
contortion of the muscles of the face. --Swift.

      All the contortions of the sibyl, without the
      inspiration.                             --Burke.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: anamorphism, anamorphosis, asymmetry, buckle, crookedness, detorsion, deviation, disproportion, distortion, gnarl, imbalance, irregularity, knot, lopsidedness, quirk, screw, torsion, tortuosity, turn, twist, unsymmetry, warp, wrench, wrest, wring
 

 

 

 

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