Definition of distort:
- Distorted; misshapen.
- To force or put out of the true posture or direction; to twist aside mentally or morally.
- To twist of natural or regular shape; to twist aside physically; as, to distort the limbs, or the body.
- To wrest from the true meaning; to pervert; as, to distort passages of Scripture, or their meaning.
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- misrepresent (part of speech: verb)
- exaggerate (part of speech: verb)
- overestimate (part of speech: verb)
- pervert (part of speech: verb)
- deform (part of speech: verb)
- misinterpret (part of speech: verb)
- blemish (part of speech: verb)
On being apprised of the visit which had been paid by Madame de Verneuil to the Duke, the King instantly comprehended the whole intrigue, and at once declared that it was useless to search further; as he well knew that she possessed both malice and invention enough to distort the words of the minister to her own purposes; an admission which indicated for the moment a considerable decrease of infatuation on the part of her royal lover.- "The Life of Marie de Medicis, Vol. 1 (of 3)", Julia Pardoe.
- "The Heart of Unaga", Ridgwell Cullum.
Violent emotions, which sometimes move to tears and sometimes to the appearance of laughter, no doubt distort the muscles of the mouth; this, however, is not genuine laughter, but a convulsion and a pain.- "A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 7 (of 10) From "The Works of Voltaire - A Contemporary Version"", François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire) Commentator: John Morley Tobias Smollett H.G. Leigh.