- When you are being tickled and you are squirming, contorting and trying desperately to get away, this is an example of a time when you are writhing.
- When you are told that someone lied to you and you become furious and extremely emotionally upset, this is an example of a time when you are writhing in anger.
Writhing is defined as wriggling, squirming or contorting.
- Present participle of writhe.
- A twisting struggle.