- Writhed is defined as twisted or moved the body in a strange way.
A woman moving around on the floor during a seizure is an example of having writhed on the floor.
Variant of writhe
Origin: Middle English writhen ; from Old English writhan, to twist, wind about, akin to Old Norse rītha ; from Indo-European base an unverified form wer-, to bend, twist from source wreath, wry
- to make twisting or turning movements; contort the body, as in agony; squirm
- to suffer great emotional distress, as from embarrassment or revulsion
- writher noun