distorted distorted  /dɪs ˈtɔr təd/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) so badly formed or out of shape as to be ugly
  2. (adj) having an intended meaning altered or misrepresented

Usage(s):

  1. An expert in optics suggested that tiny inversely distorted mirrors could correct the images, but nobody could figure out how to fit them into the hard-to-reach space inside.
  2. But they have been distorted.
  3. It was unfair, destroyed incentive, perpetuated dependence and distorted the economy.

News

  1. UMW, Patriot trade charges over negotiations

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Patriot Coal officials are saying statements by the United Mine Workers are "inaccurate and distorted" and that the company never "walked out" on negotiations with the union. In a statement issued Wednesday night,...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Charleston Gazette

  2. Keidel: Tim Tebow Is Gone — And It’s Time To Get A Grip

    The Tim Tebow saga has become so distorted that the contrasting commentary runs like watercolors all over his face. Tebow has somehow become the dual emblem of sports and idolatry, the good and the bad.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: CBS New York

  3. DxO ViewPoint

    DxO can fix distorted faces at the side of your wide-angle photos like no other software.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PC Magazine

Quotes

  1. Monday's order, Obama said, "is about ensuring that scientific data is never distorted or concealed to serve a political agenda and that we make scientific decisions based on facts, not ideology."
    on Mar 9, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Independent

  2. In a 2002 court filing, Chase called Baer's claims "grossly distorted, petulant and self-aggrandizing" and that Baer provided a "modest service," arranging to introduce him to individuals who were experienced in certain facets of organized crime.
    on Dec 12, 2007 By: David Chase Source: Washington Post

  3. "We have both been brutally assaulted by Governor Romney with amazingly misleading ads that attacked and distorted and misrepresented our records, Romney attacking me in Iowa, attacking him in New Hampshire," Mr. Huckabee said on "Fox News Sunday."
    on Jan 6, 2008 By: Mike Huckabee Source: Wall Street Journal

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untenable untenable
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