Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb writhe

1 sense of writhe

Sense 1
writhe, wrestle, wriggle, worm, squirm, twist -- (to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling); "The prisoner writhed in discomfort"; "The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Antonyms of adj writhed

1 sense of writhed

Sense 1
contorted, writhed, writhen -- (twisted (especially as in pain or struggle); "his mad contorted smile"; "writhed lips"; "my writhen features"- Walter scott)

INDIRECT (VIA crooked) -> straight -- (having no deviations; "straight lines"; "straight roads across the desert"; "straight teeth"; "straight shoulders")

Similarity of adj writhed

1 sense of writhed

Sense 1
contorted, writhed, writhen -- (twisted (especially as in pain or struggle); "his mad contorted smile"; "writhed lips"; "my writhen features"- Walter scott)
       => crooked (vs. straight) -- (having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned; "crooked country roads"; "crooked teeth")

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