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Synonyms for distort

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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You are a kangaroo artist, a distorter and perverter of law and justice, who rousts and railroads innocent victims of crimes at the hands of convicted and professional perjurers.
The harmonic generator of the proposed distorter has a simple structure.
For example, in Drosophila melanogaster, segregation distorter (SD), a meiotic drive system, results in transmission of the SD chromosome in vast excess over the normal S[D.
Responding directly to the all-too-common modern Wesleyan view that Palmer's only real significance is as a distorter of John Wesley's thought and worse in the eyes of many Wesleyans a precursor of Pentecostalism, Leclerc (drawing on Irigaray's notion of mimesis) argues that Palmer's notion of entire devotion to God allowed her to subvert the male order and gave her, and the thousands of holiness women who followed her, the ability to define themselves and their roles in society.
To explore the possibility of suppressor or distorter effects (see Rosenberg, 1968), the original relationship was retested under both contingent conditions.
True, Dostoevsky was absorbed by the dynamics of storytelling; and while Aleksey is not as severe a distorter as the narrator of Notes from Underground, much of The Gambler's interpretive interest is tied to issues of the accuracy of his perceptions and representations.
William Chambers, called 'Neoclassical' today, would not have recommended his pupils to study Bernini in 1774 if he had considered him a Baroque distorter of classical models.
to come here to catch us off guard, wrenching distorter,
Rapid evolution of a co-adapted gene complex: evidence from the segregation distorter (SD) system of meiotic drive in Drosophila melanogaster.
These include a single responder locus, Tcr (Lyon 1984), and at least three (Tcd-1, Tcd-2, Tcd-3; Lyon 1984; Silver and Buck 1993), and possibly as many as five (Silver and Remis 1987; Silver 1989) distorter loci that have a cumulative effect on the level of transmission distortion.
Perhaps the most nefarious trade distorter is the "nationalistic" state.
A significant number of species which reproduce sexually are known to possess segregation distorter genes (SDs), which operate during meiosis, the process of cell division through which gametes (eggs and sperm) are created.
Slot extrusion dies of 4", 31" and 52" widths were available for use and all of them had adjustable thickness gapping and a distorter plate to adjust the die for uniform thickness of coating across the width.
Finally, the creation story of Molly Dance, a breeder of dogs, and distorter of patriarchal lore, who traces the origin of the world back to a whale, who put Jonah out of his mouth.
This influenced the EEC toward thinking of all commodities as sensitive to transport cost, and toward a consciousness of transport as a potential facilitator and a potential distorter of intra-Community trade.
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