writhen

[ rith-uh n ]
/ ˈrɪð ən /
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adjective Archaic.

twisted.

Nearby words

  1. writer,
  2. writer's block,
  3. writer's cramp,
  4. writerly,
  5. writhe,
  6. writing,
  7. writing case,
  8. writing desk,
  9. writing hand,
  10. writing on the wall

Origin of writhen

before 900; Middle English, Old English; see writhe, -en2

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British Dictionary definitions for writhen

writhen

/ (ˈrɪðən) archaic, or poetic /

verb

a past participle of writhe

adjective

twisted; distorted
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