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Synonyms for distort

to alter and spoil the natural form or appearance of

to give an inaccurate view of by representing falsely or misleadingly

Synonyms for distort

make false by mutilation or addition

twist and press out of shape

affect as in thought or feeling

alter the shape of (something) by stress


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Yet at its best, such a poetry will also show human agents, even when surrounded by fiasco, distortedly yet courageously pursuing the happiness their natures are made for--an oblique form of heroism that we find portrayed, for example, in Walker Percy's The Moviegoer.
She writes in her book that Ukrainians don't recognize themselves and are unseen by the world, or they are so distortedly recognized, in such a biased way, that a single writer's life isn't enough to overcome this sorrow.
For I'll turn, and am disappointed--realising that what I am looking at is only a cracked window-pane, and that the face gazing distortedly from it, baffled and longing, is my own" (499).
12) Rather than investing in pretentious social analysis, Alex de la Iglesia's generates a host of frenetic provocations that point to one primary objective: to celebrate imperfections through a distortedly pessimistic world inhabited by misfits, freaks, and other marginalized individuals.
In China, the imposed veneration of Mao and his Little Red Book recalls, however distortedly, the country's traditional adherence to the Analects of Confucianism, a religion twentieth-century Chinese intellectuals thought undermined "their twin modern ideals, which they called 'Mr.
For example, if a deuteranomalous trichromat apprentices under a normal trichromat, he is liable to learn to disregard what he distortedly recognizes as "red" and thereby skew his recognition process for "real red" stains as well.
Today, Zimbabwe's economy, like all other postcolonial economies, is poorly, dependently, lopsidedly and distortedly developed to the disadvantage of the indigenous people of Zimbabwe (see also Ake, 1981; Ekekwe, 1986).
In my opinion, he dismisses several of them too quickly or distortedly, failing to appreciate their individual contributions.
In fact, Joron confronts even the visual dynamic of individual letters, which echo distortedly as they jump like electrons from word to word before embedding themselves in the larger, buzzing machinery of syntax ("As atoms have their hive/in have--/I halve my half forever").
If you Google this term, you'll find a string of (anti-Muslim) websites which distortedly explain this concept in a manner intended to instill fear of all Muslims in the reader.
Then too, there have been periods in the history of thought when reality, seen through the lens of myth, though seen distortedly, revealed much that had escaped observers equipped with less ingenious optical devices.
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