ill-shapen
ill-shapen ill-shapen adj. so badly formed or out of shape as to be ugly; as, an ill-shapen vase.

Syn: deformed, distorted, malformed, misshapen. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • ill-shapen — adjective so badly formed or out of shape as to be ugly deformed thalidomide babies his poor distorted limbs an ill shapen vase a limp caused by a malformed foot misshapen old fingers • Syn: ↑deformed, ↑distorted, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • shapen — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from past participle of shapen to shape Date: 14th century fashioned in or provided with a definite shape usually used in combination < an ill shapen body > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • shapen — |shāpən adjective Etymology: Middle English, from past participle of shapen to shape : fashioned in or provided with a definite shape usually used in combination an ill shapen body …   Useful english dictionary

  • shapen — /shay peuhn/, adj. having a designated shape (usually used in combination): a sprawling, ill shapen building. [1250 1300; ME; OE sceapen (only in compounds); orig. ptp. of SHAPE] * * * …   Universalium

  • ill-shaped — ill shaped, shapen see ill B …   Useful english dictionary

  • distorted — adjective 1. so badly formed or out of shape as to be ugly deformed thalidomide babies his poor distorted limbs an ill shapen vase a limp caused by a malformed foot misshapen old fingers • Syn: ↑deformed, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • malformed — adjective so badly formed or out of shape as to be ugly (Freq. 1) deformed thalidomide babies his poor distorted limbs an ill shapen vase a limp caused by a malformed foot misshapen old fingers • Syn: ↑deforme …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dump — (d[u^]mp), n. [See {Dumpling}.] A thick, ill shapen piece; a clumsy leaden counter used by boys in playing chuck farthing. [Eng.] Smart. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dumpier — Dumpy Dump y, a. [Compar. {Dumpier}; superl. {Dumpiest}.] [ 1. From {Dump} a short ill shapen piece. 2. From {Dump} sadness.] 1. Short and thick; of low stature and disproportionately stout. [1913 Webster] 2. Sullen or discontented. See 2nd… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dumpiest — Dumpy Dump y, a. [Compar. {Dumpier}; superl. {Dumpiest}.] [ 1. From {Dump} a short ill shapen piece. 2. From {Dump} sadness.] 1. Short and thick; of low stature and disproportionately stout. [1913 Webster] 2. Sullen or discontented. See 2nd… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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