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twisted (adj.)

late 15c., "intertwined, past-participle adjective from twist (v.). Meaning "perverted, mentally strange" (1900) probably is from twist (n.) in a sense of "mental peculiarity, perversion" attested by 1811.

updated on February 21, 2014

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Definitions of twisted from WordNet

twisted (adj.)
having an intended meaning altered or misrepresented;
many of the facts seemed twisted out of any semblance to reality
Synonyms: distorted / misrepresented / perverted
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