misshapen

  • 1 Misshapen — Mis*shap en, a. Having a bad or ugly form. The mountains are misshapen. Bentley. [1913 Webster] {Mis*shap en*ly}, adv. {Mis*shap en*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 misshapen — index blemished, repulsive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 misshapen — (adj.) having a bad or ugly shape, crippled, deformed, monstrous, also degraded, perverted, late 14c., from MIS (Cf. mis) (1) + old alternative pp. of SHAPE (Cf. shape) (v.) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 misshapen — misshapen, misspelling, misspent see mis …

    Modern English usage

  • 5 misshapen — [adj] deformed askew, awry, bent, blemished, bowed, buckled, contorted, crooked, curved, damaged, disfigured, disjointed, distorted, grotesque, ill made, irregular, malformed, mangled, marred, out of shape, twisted, ugly, unshapely, warped;… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 misshapen — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not having the normal or natural shape …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 misshapen — [mis shāp′ən] adj. [ME: see MISSHAPE] badly shaped; deformed misshapenly adv. misshapenness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 misshapen — [[t]mɪ̱sʃe͟ɪpən[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe something as misshapen, you think that it does not have a normal or natural shape. ...misshapen vegetables... Her hands were weary and misshapen by arthritis …

    English dictionary

  • 9 misshapen — mis|shap|en [ˌmısˈʃeıpən, mıˈʃeı ] adj [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: mis + shapen, old past participle of shape] not the normal or natural shape ▪ an old woman struggling to walk on misshapen feet ▪ misshapen carrots …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 misshapen — adj. Misshapen is used with these nouns: ↑tooth …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11 misshapen — mis|shap|en [ mıs ʃeıpən ] adjective badly formed or twisted out of the usual or natural shape: misshapen fruit …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12 misshapen — adjective not the normal or natural shape: Ballerinas often have blunted, misshapen toes …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 misshapen — adjective his misshapen feet Syn: deformed, malformed, distorted, crooked, twisted, warped, out of shape, bent, asymmetrical, irregular, misproportioned, ill proportioned, disfigured, dysmorphic, grotesque …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 14 misshapen — UK [mɪsˈʃeɪpən] / US adjective badly formed or twisted out of the usual or natural shape misshapen fruit …

    English dictionary

  • 15 misshapen — misshapenly, adv. misshapenness, n. /mis shay peuhn, mish /, adj. badly shaped; deformed. [1350 1400; ME: ptp. of MISSHAPE; see EN3] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 16 misshapen — adjective Having a bad or ugly form; deformed; malformed …

    Wiktionary

  • 17 misshapen — Synonyms and related words: acromegalic, aimless, amorphous, awry, bandy, bandy legged, baroque, bizarre, blemished, bloated, bowlegged, cacogenic, capricious, casual, club footed, contorted, crippled, crooked, defaced, deformed, desultory,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 misshapen — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. deformed, malformed, distorted, grotesque. See distortion, formlessness, ugliness. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. distorted, disfigured, twisted; see deformed . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a.… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 misshapen —   …

    Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • 20 misshapen — mis·shap·en || ‚mɪs ʃeɪpÉ™n adj. poorly shaped, deformed …

    English contemporary dictionary