Definition of contortion:
tortuousness, bending, grimace, torque, knot, convulsion, system, fidget, jerk, contort, method, tortuosity, twist, warping, screwing, crookedness, convulse, mode, procedure, tactic, technique, flail, misshaping, manner, basis, torsion, way, deviousness, complicatedness, complication, means, knottiness, turning, fit, flounder, pout, deformation, malformation, squinching, fidgety, torturing.
- "Their Silver Wedding Journey", William Dean Howells.
There seemed to be too many arms and legs and sharp corners for comfort, or when they found a contortion that did not create interferences with limb or corner, it was a strain on the spine or a twist in the neck.- "The Fourth R", George Oliver Smith.
- "Our World, or, The Slaveholders Daughter", F. Colburn Adams.