1. a tortuous and twisted shape or position

they built a tree house in the tortuosities of its boughs


the acrobat performed incredible contortions

Syn: ↑tortuosity, ↑tortuousness, ↑torsion, ↑contortion
Derivationally related forms: ↑contortionist (for: ↑contortion), ↑contort (for: ↑contortion), ↑tortuous (for: ↑tortuousness), ↑tortuous (for: ↑tortuosity)
Hypernyms: ↑distorted shape, ↑distortion
2. having or distinguished by crooks or curves or bends or angles
Ant: ↑straightness
Derivationally related forms: ↑crooked
Hypernyms: ↑shape, ↑form, ↑configuration, ↑contour, ↑conformation
3. the quality of being deceitful and underhanded
Syn: ↑deviousness
Derivationally related forms: ↑devious (for: ↑deviousness), ↑crooked
Hypernyms: ↑dishonesty

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