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Meaning of DEFORMITY

Pronunciation:  di'formitee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an appearance that has been spoiled or is misshapen; "there were distinguishing disfigurements on the suspect's back"; "suffering from facial disfiguration"
  2. [n]  an affliction in which some part of the body is misshapen or malformed

DEFORMITY is a 9 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: disfiguration, disfigurement, malformation, misshapenness
 See Also: affliction, appearance, Arnold-Chiari deformity, chicken breast, clawfoot, cleft foot, clubfoot, pes cavus, pigeon breast, plagiocephaly, scaphocephaly, talipes, visual aspect



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

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

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.

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

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