1. [ noun ] the act of twisting or deforming the shape of something (e.g., yourself)
Synonyms: deformation
Related terms: change_of_shape contort
2. [ noun ] a tortuous and twisted shape or position
Synonyms: tortuousness torsion crookedness tortuosity

"they built a tree house in the tortuosities of its boughs" "the acrobat performed incredible contortions"

Related terms: distorted_shape contort
Similar spelling:   contortionist