warped

[ wawrpt ]
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adjective
  1. bent or twisted out of shape, especially from a flat or straight form: A couple of warped planks made a sort of rickety footbridge from the sidewalk to the door.

  2. bent or turned from the natural, normal, or true direction or character: This manipulative behavior comes from the warped relationship she had with her over-controlling mother.

  1. distorted from the truth, fact, true meaning or interpretation, etc.; biased; false: Unfortunately you can always find a huge number of websites that will support any warped worldview your anxiety presents you with.

  2. Aeronautics. (of a wing or other airfoil) curved or bent at the end to promote equilibrium or to secure lateral control: A warped wing also shows significant improvement in the aircraft’s lift-to-drag ratio.

  3. Agriculture. (of land) fertilized by flooding with water that deposits alluvial matter: Water management systems evolved to bring nutrients to fields—as in rice paddies, but also in the water meadows and warped fields of Europe.

verb
  1. the simple past tense and past participle of warp.

Origin of warped

1
First recorded in 1425–75; warp + -ed2 for the adjective senses; warp + -ed1 for the verb sense

Other words from warped

  • un·warped, adjective

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