Definition of twisted in English:

twisted

Line breaks: twist¦ed
Pronunciation: /ˈtwɪstɪd
 
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adjective

  • 1Forced out of its natural or proper shape; crumpled: the crash left a trail of twisted metal across the carriageway
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    • The mobile phone system collapsed under the strain amid universal imaginings of loved ones trapped under twisted trains.
    • Three bodies were pulled out of the twisted wreckage of the hotel.
    • The car that housed the bomb had been reduced to a twisted heap of steel.
    Synonyms
    perverted, warped, deviant, depraved, corrupt, abnormal, unhealthy, aberrant, distorted, corrupted, debauched, debased, degenerate, sadistic, evil, wicked
    informal sick, kinky, pervy, sicko
  • 1.1(Of a joint) injured by wrenching; sprained: suffering a twisted ankle, he was carried from the field
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    • However after several twisted ankles many young lads abandoned their pleas.
    • At least seven strikers were reported to have suffered injuries; one with broken ribs and a twisted ankle was taken to hospital.
    • The multi-talented Pretoria athlete, competing as a leg amputee was trying to recover from a twisted ankle to his good leg during Sunday's competition.
  • 2(Of a personality or a way of thinking) unpleasantly or unhealthily abnormal; warped: a man with a twisted mind
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    • Without clear lines of demarcation, people can come up with all types of twisted logic to rationalize their behavior.
    • The central character is a corrupt, twisted figure, a man of God turned to evil by greed.
    • The ambitions, the hopes, the dreams, every twisted, bizarre, seemingly abnormal thought I ever had melts in the glare of commonness.

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