Deformity De*form"i*ty, n.; pl. {Deformities}. [L. deformitas, fr. deformis: cf. OF. deformet['e], deformit['e], F. difformit['e]. See {Deform}, v. & a., and cf. {Disformity}.] 1. The state of being deformed; want of proper form or symmetry; any unnatural form or shape; distortion; irregularity of shape or features; ugliness. [1913 Webster]

To make an envious mountain on my back, Where sits deformity to mock my body. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Anything that destroys beauty, grace, or propriety; irregularity; absurdity; gross deviation from order or the established laws of propriety; as, deformity in an edifice; deformity of character. [1913 Webster]

Confounded, that her Maker's eyes Should look so near upon her foul deformities. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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