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  • IPA(key): /ˈtwɪstɪd/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪstɪd



  1. simple past and past participle of twist


twisted (comparative more twisted, superlative most twisted)

  1. Contorted.
  2. Wound spirally.
  3. Mentally disturbed or unsound.
    The murders were committed by a twisted sociopath.
    • 2006, Noire [pseudonym], Thug-A-Licious: An Urban Erotic Tale, New York, N.Y.: One World, Ballantine Books, →ISBN, page 108:
      I was a hard niggah, but not twisted enough to eat and socialize with my peeps knowing I was planning on robbing them before the night was over.
  4. Under the influence of multiple intoxicants, usually alcohol and marijuana. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  5. Misunderstood.
    Don't get this twisted. Just because I don't hate you doesn't mean we're friends.
    • 1958, John Clellon Holmes, The Horn[1], Open Road Media, published 2015, →ISBN:
      "Man is he high!" someone whispered. "Man, he's twisted! But on what? On what?"
    • 1971, Hunter S[tockton] Thompson, “Welcome to Las Vegas”, in The Great Shark Hunt, Simon and Schuster, published 2011, →ISBN, page 531:
      Very soon, I knew, we would both be completely twisted.


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