contorted contorted  /kən ˈtɔr təd/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) twisted (especially as in pain or struggle)

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. It is a voice without words, like one of the silent sounds the dancers often mouth, their faces contorted like ancient tribal masks.
  2. The contorted face of the one-armed man was seen to be made of flour sacking.
  3. Her youthful, pretty face was contorted.

News

  1. Divisions Over National Security State Scramble Old Alliances, Political Coalitions

    WASHINGTON -- The contours of the debate around security and civil liberties that began the day after the 9/11 attacks have been steadily shifting ever since, but have recently become contorted in the wake of revelations about the depth and breadth of the National Security Agency's secret surveillance. The debate coincides and overlaps with disagreement over indefinite detention, the use of ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Huffington Post

  2. Dramatic launch views from remote cameras

    Europe's Ariane 5 rocket, powered by 2.6 million pounds of thrust, rose from the launch pad in French Guiana just after sunset Wednesday, filling the sky with fire and a twisting plume of exhaust contorted by winds and illuminated by the day's last rays of sunlight.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Spaceflight Now

  3. Ariane 5's brilliant ascent

    Europe's Ariane 5 rocket, powered by 2.6 million pounds of thrust, rose from the launch pad in French Guiana just after sunset Wednesday, filling the sky with fire and a twisting plume of exhaust contorted by winds and illuminated by the day's last rays of sunlight.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Spaceflight Now

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