distortedly

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 (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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