An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (contorted)
a. twisted
Los cables están tan retorcidos que sería imposible desenredarlos.The cables are so twisted that it would be impossible to disentangle them.
2. (sick)
a. devious
Julián es tan retorcido que cree que todo lo que digo tiene una intención oculta.Julián is so devious that he thinks everything I say is full of hidden motives.
b. twisted
La retorcida mente del asesino en serie planificó cada paso.The twisted mind of the serial killer planned every single step.
c. warped
A veces, las religiones infunden una percepción retorcida de la sexualidad.Sometimes, religions instill a warped perception of sex.
3. (complicated)
a. involved
El autor utiliza en su novela un lenguaje tan retorcido que es difícil de entender.The author uses such involved language in his novel that it is hard to understand.
b. convoluted
La retorcida explicación del profesor dejaba claro que no sabía la respuesta a la pregunta.The teacher's convoluted explanation made it clear that he did not know the answer to the question.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (torcido; brazo, alambre)
a. twisted
2. (ropa)
a. wrung out
3. (rebuscado)
a. complicated, involved
4. (malintencionado)
a. twisted, warped
1 [+estilo] involved
2 [+método, persona, mente] devious
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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