distorted

[dih-stawr-tid]
adjective
1.
not truly or completely representing the facts or reality; misrepresented; false: She has a distorted view of life.
2.
twisted; deformed; misshapen.
3.
mentally or morally twisted, as with an aberration or bias: He has a distorted sense of values.

Origin:
1625–35; distort + -ed2

distortedly, adverb
distortedness, noun
nondistorted, adjective
nondistortedly, adverb
nondistortedness, noun
undistorted, adjective
undistortedly, adverb
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distort

[dih-stawrt]
verb (used with object)
1.
to twist awry or out of shape; make crooked or deformed: Arthritis had distorted his fingers.
2.
to give a false, perverted, or disproportionate meaning to; misrepresent: to distort the facts.
3.
Electronics. to reproduce or amplify (a signal) inaccurately by changing the frequencies or unequally changing the delay or amplitude of the components of the output wave.

Origin:
1580–90; < Latin distortus (past participle of distorquēre to distort), equivalent to dis- dis-1 + tor(qu)- (stem of torquēre to twist) + -tus past participle suffix

distorter, noun
distortive, adjective
nondistorting, adjective
nondistortingly, adverb
nondistortive, adjective
overdistort, verb (used with object)
undistorting, adjective


2. pervert, misconstrue, twist, falsify, misstate. See misrepresent.
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distort (dɪˈstɔːt)
 
vb
1.  (often passive) to twist or pull out of shape; make bent or misshapen; contort; deform
2.  to alter or misrepresent (facts, motives, etc)
3.  electronics to reproduce or amplify (a signal) inaccurately, changing the shape of the waveform
 
[C16: from Latin distortus misshapen, from distorquēre to turn different ways, from dis-1 + torquēre to twist]
 
dis'torted
 
adj
 
dis'tortedly
 
adv
 
dis'tortedness
 
n
 
dis'torter
 
n
 
dis'tortive
 
adj

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distort
1580s, from L. distortus, pp. of distorquere "to twist different ways, distort," from dis- "completely" + torquere "to twist" (see thwart). Related: Distorted; distorting.
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Example sentences
The media plays a role in promoting unrealistic expectations for body image and
  a distorted cultural drive for thinness.
It seems incredible that such an archaic and distorted view of the value of
  faculty work persists in academia.
Where misgovernance has distorted pay, it should be put right.
Millions of years later, erosion brought the badly crushed and distorted bones
  back to the surface.
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