Deformed
Deform De*form", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deformed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Deforming}.] [L. deformare; de- + formare to form, shape, fr. forma: cf. F. d['e]former. See {Form}.] 1. To spoil the form of; to mar in form; to misshape; to disfigure. [1913 Webster]

Deformed, unfinished, sent before my time Into this breathing world. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To render displeasing; to deprive of comeliness, grace, or perfection; to dishonor. [1913 Webster]

Above those passions that this world deform. --Thomson. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Deformed — De*formed , a. Unnatural or distorted in form; having a deformity; misshapen; disfigured; as, a deformed person; a deformed head. {De*form ed*ly}, adv. {De*form ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deformed — deformed; un·deformed; …   English syllables

  • deformed — index blemished, defective, marred Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • deformed — [adj] disfigured, distorted askew, awry, bent, blemished, bowed, buckled, contorted, cramped, crippled, crooked, curved, damaged, disjointed, gnarled, grotesque, humpbacked, hunchbacked, ill made, irregular, knotted, maimed, malformed, mangled,… …   New thesaurus

  • deformed — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ misshapen; distorted …   English terms dictionary

  • deformed — [dē fôrmd′, difôrmd′] adj. changed as in form or shape, esp. so as to be misshapen, disfigured, or ugly …   English World dictionary

  • deformed — deformedly /di fawr mid lee/, adv. deformedness, n. /di fawrmd /, adj. 1. having the form changed, esp. with loss of beauty; misshapen; disfigured: After the accident his arm was permanently deformed. 2. hateful; offensive: a deformed personality …   Universalium

  • deformed — de|formed [dıˈfo:md US o:rmd] adj something that is deformed has the wrong shape, especially because it has grown or developed wrongly ▪ the deformed toe on his right foot …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • deformed — adjective something that is deformed has the wrong shape, especially because it has grown or developed wrongly: a deformed foot …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • deformed — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ be born ▪ become ADVERB ▪ badly, severely ▪ She …   Collocations dictionary

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