Definition of 'distortion'
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Maps that look like models of objectivity turn out to be gross distortions of reality. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Higher doses give a mild "trip" with visual and sound distortions. Taking Drugs Seriously (1994)There is clearly a gross distortion of one individual. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Theories explaining differences lack a solid empirical foundation, seriously risking the distortion of reality. The Politics of Redress - crime, punishment and penal abolition (1989)Does Eagleton not see the gross distortions involved in such throwaway lines? The Times Literary Supplement (2011)These cognitive distortions may be very difficult to pinpoint, because we are not always aware of our thoughts. Coping with Angina (1990)There can be sight and sound distortions, the intensification of colours and changes in sense of time and place. Taking Drugs Seriously (1994)Yet look in detail at what the charity has said, and it is clear that this is gross distortion. Times, Sunday Times (2007)All these and many other meanings come up in the form of eating incidents and moments of body image distortion that may at first all sound alike. Eating Problems: A Feminist Psychoanalytic Treatment Model (1994)They were gross distortions of what she had said to the GP. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is a wilful distortion to claim that the Conservatives have announced different spending totals to Labour. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Let me, at this point, clear up one gross distortion that many pastors have. Christianity Today (2000)
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British English: distortion NOUN
Distortion is the changing of something into something that is not true or not acceptable.
I think it would be a gross distortion of reality to say that they were motivated by self-interest.
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