hunchbacked
adjective see hunchback

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Hunchbacked — Hunch backed , a. Having a humped back. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hunchbacked — adj humpbacked, hunchbacked, crookbacked, camel back, hunchedback, crooked back, Pathol. scoliotic; humped, stooped, Med. kyphotic, gibbous, stoop shouldered; misshapen, deformed, malformed, misbegotten …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • hunchbacked — hunchback ► NOUN 1) a deformed back in the shape of a hump, often caused by collapse of a vertebra. 2) often offensive a person with such a deformity. DERIVATIVES hunchbacked adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • hunchbacked — /hunch bakt /, adj. humpbacked. [1590 1600; b. huckbacked see (HUMPBACKED) and bunchbacked] * * * …   Universalium

  • hunchbacked — adjective Having an abnormally curved or hunched back …   Wiktionary

  • hunchbacked — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. humpbacked, gibbous, kyphotic. See curvature. II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. humpbacked, crookbacked, buffalo humped, deformed, gibbous. WORD FIND • elderly, in: dowager s hump …   English dictionary for students

  • hunchbacked — adj. having an abnormally protruding back due to a spinal deformity …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hunchbacked — hunch•backed [[t]ˈhʌntʃˌbækt[/t]] adj. pat humpbacked …   From formal English to slang

  • hunchbacked — /ˈhʌntʃbækt/ (say hunchbakt) adjective → humpbacked. {blend of huckbacked and bunchbacked} …   Australian English dictionary

  • hunchbacked — adjective characteristic of or suffering from kyphosis, an abnormality of the vertebral column • Syn: ↑crookback, ↑crookbacked, ↑humped, ↑humpbacked, ↑gibbous, ↑kyphotic • Similar to: ↑unfit …   Useful english dictionary

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