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Synonyms for distortion
dɪˈstɔr ʃəndis·tor·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. distortion, deformationnoun

    a change for the worse

    Synonyms:
    deformation, overrefinement, torture, aberration, optical aberration, distorted shape, twisting, straining, contortion

  2. distorted shape, distortionnoun

    a shape resulting from distortion

    Synonyms:
    deformation, overrefinement, torture, aberration, optical aberration, distorted shape, twisting, straining

  3. aberration, distortion, optical aberrationnoun

    an optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens or mirror to produce a good image

    Synonyms:
    deformation, overrefinement, deviance, torture, aberration, optical aberration, distorted shape, aberrance, twisting, straining, aberrancy

  4. distortionnoun

    a change (usually undesired) in the waveform of an acoustic or analog electrical signal; the difference between two measurements of a signal (as between the input and output signal)

    "heavy metal guitar players use vacuum tube amplifiers to produce extreme distortion"

    Synonyms:
    deformation, overrefinement, torture, aberration, optical aberration, distorted shape, twisting, straining

  5. distortion, overrefinement, straining, torture, twistingnoun

    the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean

    Synonyms:
    overrefinement, straining, strain, torturing, spin, twist, optical aberration, twisting, aberration, whirl, twirl, deformation, agony, torture, distorted shape, anguish, torment

  6. distortionnoun

    the mistake of misrepresenting the facts

    Synonyms:
    deformation, overrefinement, torture, aberration, optical aberration, distorted shape, twisting, straining

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. distortionnoun

    Synonyms:
    twist, wryness, contortion, deformity

  2. distortionnoun

    Synonyms:
    perversion, misrepresentation, falsification

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. distortionnoun

    Synonyms:
    deformity, perversion, crookedness, falsification

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How to use distortion in a sentence?

  1. Paulo Cesar Silva:

    Given the support, Bombardier has been very aggressive, to the point of offering planes at prices below their production costs. That's what the numbers show, it causes a major distortion in the market. We're not competing with a private enterprise any more. We're competing with the government.

  2. Luis Costa:

    It's a relief rally, again we are seeing rating agencies showing a big distortion in how they see credit risk.

  3. Luxembourg Energy Minister Claude Turmes:

    We are organising a distortion of the internal market of a magnitude never seen.

  4. Yair Seroussi:

    I believe that the proposal to separate the credit card companies from the banks could damage competition and may create an economic distortion.

  5. Russian President Vladimir Putin:

    We see what's happening in the Middle East, where terrorists from the so-called Islamic State are discrediting the great world religion of Islam, planting hatred, killing people, destroying world cultural monuments in a barbaric way, their ideology is based on a lie, on a distortion of Islam.


Translations for distortion

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  • تشويهArabic
  • изопачаване, изкривяване, деформация, измятанеBulgarian
  • zkresleníCzech
  • fordrejelse, forvridning, forvrængning, distortionDanish
  • Verwindung, Verdrehung, Verformung, Zerrbild, Verzerrung, EnstellungGerman
  • παραμόρφωση, διαστροφή, διαστρέβλωση, παραποίησηGreek
  • distorsiónSpanish
  • اعوجاجPersian
  • vääristymä, vääristäminen, vääristyminen, särö, vääristelyFinnish
  • distorsionFrench
  • meghamisítás, eltorzításHungarian
  • distorsiIndonesian
  • quavis deformationeLatin
  • forvrengningNorwegian
  • distorçãoPortuguese
  • дисто́рсия, дисто́ршн, искривле́ние, искаже́ниеRussian
  • distortion, förvrängning, förvrängingSwedish
  • వక్రీకరణTelugu
  • çarpıtmaTurkish
  • méo móVietnamese

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