What is another word for writhen?

Pronunciation: [ɹˈɪðən] (IPA)

Writhen is an archaic word that refers to something that is twisted or contorted, usually in a painful or uncomfortable way. While it might not be a word that is commonly used in everyday conversation, there are plenty of synonyms that can be used in its place. Some of these include twisted, knotted, convoluted, gnarled, contorted, distorted, and deformed. All of these words can be used to describe objects that are mangled or twisted out of shape, as well as people who are experiencing pain or discomfort due to some physical condition. Whether you're writing a story, poem, or just trying to describe something accurately, it's always useful to have a variety of synonyms at your disposal.

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What are the hypernyms for Writhen?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the antonyms for Writhen?

  • adj.

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Usage examples for Writhen

The coward was now a maniac with terror, his face perfectly white, writhen with panic, and with staring eyes that gleamed horribly under the greenish vacuum-lights.
"The Air Trust"
George Allan England
She had turned up the light, which shone full in her face and revealed its severe beauty broken and writhen with the effort to repress her weeping.
"The Landlord at Lion's Head, Complete"
William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009
Where the fire had raged, there was a wide black patch in the whiteness glistening everywhere else; there were ashes, and writhen iron-work; and bits of charred wood-work; but nothing to tell who or how many had died there.
"The Quality of Mercy"
W. D. Howells

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