disfigure

  • 1 disfigure — index damage, deface, harm, mutilate, spoil (impair) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 disfigure — (v.) late 14c., from O.Fr. desfigurer disfigure, alter, disguise, destroy, from M.L. diffigurare, from L. dis (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + figura figure, from figurare to figure (see FIGURE (Cf. figure)). Related: Disfigured; di …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 Disfigure — Dis*fig ure (?; 135), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disfigured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disfiguring}.] [OF. desfigurer, F. d[ e]figurer; pref. des (L. dis ) + figurer to fashion, shape, fr. L. figurare, fr. figura figure. See {Figure}, and cf. {Defiguration}.]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Disfigure — Dis*fig ure, n. Disfigurement; deformity. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 disfigure — *deface Analogous words: mangle, batter, *maim, mutilate: *deform, distort, contort, warp: *injure, damage, mar, impair Antonyms: adorn Contrasted words: embellish, beautify (see ADORN) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 disfigure — [v] make ugly blemish, damage, deface, defile, deform, disfashion, disfeature, distort, hurt, injure, maim, mangle, mar, mutilate, scar; concepts 137,246,250 Ant. adorn, beautify, decorate, ornament …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 disfigure — ► VERB ▪ spoil the appearance of. DERIVATIVES disfiguration noun disfigurement noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 disfigure — [dis fig′yər] vt. disfigured, disfiguring [ME disfiguren < OFr desfigurer < des , DIS + figurer < L figurare, to fashion, form < figura, FIGURE] to hurt the appearance or attractiveness of; deform; deface; mar …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 disfigure — [[t]dɪsfɪ̱gə(r), AM gjər[/t]] disfigures, disfiguring, disfigured 1) VERB: usu passive If someone is disfigured, their appearance is spoiled. [be V ed] Many of the wounded had been badly disfigured. Derived words: disfigured ADJ GRADED She tried… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 disfigure — UK [dɪsˈfɪɡə(r)] / US [dɪsˈfɪɡjər] verb [transitive] Word forms disfigure : present tense I/you/we/they disfigure he/she/it disfigures present participle disfiguring past tense disfigured past participle disfigured to spoil the appearance of… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 disfigure — verb junkyards disfigure the landscape Syn: mar, spoil, deface, scar, blemish, uglify; damage, injure, impair, blight, mutilate, deform, maim, ruin; vandalize Ant: adorn …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 12 disfigure — /dɪsˈfɪgə / (say dis figuh) verb (t) (disfigured, disfiguring) 1. to mar the figure, appearance, or beauty of; deform; deface. 2. to mar the effect or excellence of. {Middle English disfigure(n), from Old French desfigurer, from des dis 1 +… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 13 disfigure — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French desfigurer, from des dis + figure figure Date: 14th century 1. to impair (as in beauty) by deep and persistent injuries < a face disfigured by smallpox > 2. obsolete disguise •… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 disfigure — disfigurer, n. /dis fig yeuhr/; Brit. /dis fig euhr/, v.t., disfigured, disfiguring. 1. to mar the appearance or beauty of; deform; deface: Our old towns are increasingly disfigured by tasteless new buildings. 2. to mar the effect or excellence… …

    Universalium

  • 15 disfigure — verb Change the appearance of something/someone to the negative The burnings disfigured his face …

    Wiktionary

  • 16 disfigure — verb be disfigured ADVERB ▪ badly, grossly, hideously, horribly, severely ▪ He was badly disfigured by the accident. ▪ permanently …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 17 disfigure — Synonyms and related words: blemish, blot, check, cicatrize, crack, craze, deface, deform, disproportion, distort, dysphemize, flaw, kink, look a fright, look a mess, look bad, look like hell, look something terrible, mar, misshape, mutilate,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 disfigure — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. deface, mar, mutilate, blemish. See deterioration, distortion, formlessness, ugliness. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. deface, mar, mutilate, deform; see damage 1 , distort 3 , hurt 1 . III …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 disfigure — dis|fig|ure [dısˈfıgə US ˈfıgjər] v [T] to spoil the appearance that something naturally has ▪ His face had been disfigured in an accident. >disfigured adj >disfigurement n [U and C] >disfiguring adj ▪ a disfiguring disease …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 disfigure — dis|fig|ure [ dıs fıgjər ] verb transitive to spoil the appearance of someone or something …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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