What is another word for writhes?

Pronunciation: [ɹˈa͡ɪðz] (IPA)

Writhes can be described in a number of ways depending on the context and intensity of the situation. Some synonyms for writhes include contorts, twists, convulses, squirms, torments, agonizes, and suffers. These words can be used to describe the physical movements of someone experiencing discomfort or pain, such as writhing on the ground or twisting in agony. Alternatively, they can be used metaphorically to describe emotional or mental distress, as in writhing with guilt or twisting with anxiety. Regardless of the specific context, the word "writhes" and its synonyms convey a sense of intense discomfort or suffering.

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Usage examples for Writhes

My spirit still writhes too violently under the impression of a past which, alas!
"Correspondence of Wagner and Liszt, Volume 1"
Francis Hueffer (translator)
He falls down and writhes as though eaten by worms.
"The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow"
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
When Amfortas learns that Kundry has made another attempt to help him, he thanks her kindly, but his gentle words only seem to increase her distress, for she writhes uneasily on the ground and refuses all thanks.
"Stories of the Wagner Opera"
H. A. Guerber

Famous quotes with Writhes

  • His speech is clumsy, with a toadlike indolence, long winded, pedantic, choppy. The words tumble from his mouth in sentence fragments, which he holds back as much as possible, as if they were earning interest. It takes forever and a day for him to push out a clump of hardened brain snot. Then he writhes in painful ecstasy, as if he had sugar on his rotten teeth. A very slow blab machine. An obsolete model with a non-working switch — it can't be turned off unless you cut off the electric power altogether. So I'd have to smash him in the kisser. No, I'd have to knock him unconscious. But even if he were unconscious he'd keep talking. Even if his vocal cords were sliced through, he'd keep talking like a ventriloquist. Even if his throat were cut and his head were chopped off, speech balloons would still dangle from his mouth like gases emitted by internal decay.
    Werner Herzog
  • Did I bid thee Mock, and forget me for thy friend — I say not, King? Is thy heart so light and lean a thing, So loose in faith and faint in love? I bade thee Stand to me, help me, hold my hand in thine And give my heart back answer. This it is, Old friend and fool, that gnaws my life in twain — The worm that writhes and feeds about my heart — The devil and God are crying in either ear One murderous word for ever, night and day, Dark day and deadly night and deadly day, Can she love thee who slewest her father? I Love her.
    Algernon Charles Swinburne

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