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[kuh n-tawr-shuh-nist] /kənˈtɔr ʃə nɪst/

a person who performs gymnastic feats involving contorted postures.
a person who practices :
a verbal contortionist.
a performer who contorts his body for the entertainment of others
a person who twists or warps meaning or thoughts: a verbal contortionist

1841, from contortion + -ist.


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    [kuh n-tawr-tiv] /kənˈtɔr tɪv/ adjective 1. characterized by, tending toward, or causing contortions or twisting: contortive movements; contortive pain; contortive alleyways.

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