1A twisted or bent condition, state, or form.
- ‘their facial contortions are hilarious’
- 1.1A thing that is complex and difficult to follow as a result of being deliberately distorted.
- ‘officials performed linguistic contortions trying to avoid a definitive answer’
2mass noun The skill of twisting and bending one's body into strange and unnatural positions, as a form of entertainment
- ‘she has been performing contortion internationally for twelve years’
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