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Roget-categorie 243

2. Words relating to space
2.3. Form
›› 2.3.1. General form

#243. [Irregularity of form.] Distortion

zelfstandig naamwoord

distortion, detortion, contortiontwist, crookedness etc. (obliquity) 217grimacedeformitymalformation, malconformationharelipmonstrosity, misproportion, want of symmetry, anamorphosisugliness etc. 846talipesteratology.


distort, contort, twist, warp, wrest, writhe, make faces, deform, misshape.

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distorted etc. v. — out of shape, irregular, asymmetric, unsymmetric, awry, wry, askew, crookednot true, not straighton one side, crump, deformedharelippedmisshapen, misbegottenmisproportioned, ill proportionedill-madegrotesque, monstrous, crooked as a ram's horncamel backed, hump backed, hunch backed, bunch backed, crook backedbandybandy legged, bow leggedbow kneed, knock kneedsplay footed, club footedround shoulderedsnub nosedcurtailed of one's fair proportionsstumpy etc. (short) 201gaunt etc. (thin) 203bloated etc. 194scalenesimoustaliped, talipedic.


all manner of ways.


crooked as a Virginia fence [U.S.].

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