A twisting or bending out of the proper or natural shape; a distortion.
Late 16th century. from latin contortio, from contorquere.
- The contortion of the metal frame indicated that the building had sustained heavy damage.
- The gymnast's contortion was a remarkable feat of strength and flexibility.
- The contortion of her face showed her pain and suffering.
- The contortion of the truth made it difficult to believe the witness's testimony.
- The contortion of the road as it wound around the mountain was dizzying.