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Definition of Distortion

Distortion

  1. The act of distorting, or twisting out of natural or regular shape; a twisting or writhing motion; as, the distortions of the face or body.
  2. A wresting from the true meaning.
  3. The state of being distorted, or twisted out of shape or out of true position; crookedness; perversion.
  4. An unnatural deviation of shape or position of any part of the body producing visible deformity.

Distortion Quotations

The deceit and distortion surrounding the American invasion of Vietnam is by now so familiar that it has lost its power to shock.
Noam Chomsky

For a privileged minority, Western democracy provides the leisure, the facilities, and the training to seek the truth lying hidden behind the veil of distortion and misrepresentation, ideology and class interest, through which the events of current history are presented to us.
Noam Chomsky

I think the greatest illusion we have is that denial protects us. It's actually the biggest distortion and lie. In fact, staying asleep is what's killing us.
Eve Ensler

Suppose we were able to share meanings freely without a compulsive urge to impose our view or conform to those of others and without distortion and self-deception. Would this not constitute a real revolution in culture.
David Bohm

'The Night Cafe' and 'The Starry Night' still emit such pathos, density, and intensity that they send shivers down the spine. Whether Van Gogh thought in color or felt with his intellect, the radical color, dynamic distortion, heart, soul, and part-by-part structure in these paintings make him a bridge to a new vision and the vision itself.
Jerry Saltz
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Distortion Translations

distortion in Italian is deformazione, storcimento
distortion in Norwegian is forvrengning

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