[kuh n-tawr-tiv]


characterized by, tending toward, or causing contortions or twisting: contortive movements; contortive pain; contortive alleyways.

Nearby words

  1. contort,
  2. contorted,
  3. contortedly,
  4. contortion,
  5. contortionist,
  6. contour,
  7. contour curtain,
  8. contour feather,
  9. contour integration,
  10. contour interval

Origin of contortive

First recorded in 1855–60; contort + -ive

Related formscon·tor·tive·ly, adverbun·con·tor·tive, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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