1 literary Twisted or contorted out of normal shape or form.
- It's afternoon, about a quarter to one, and the sparrows abound, alighting in the numerous olive trees twisting in writhen contortion round the flanks of the pavilion.
- Gwyneth stopped for a moment along the writhen and narrow forest path, ‘Something isn't right Evelyn…‘
- The mist spreads, smooth despite its writhen mass, dividing neatly and travelling down in four directions.
Old English in the sense 'plaited, entwined', archaic past participle of writhe.
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