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Meaning of DISFIGURE

Pronunciation:  dis'figyur

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  mar or spoil the appearance of; "scars defaced her cheeks"; "The vandals disfigured the statue"

DISFIGURE is a 9 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: blemish, deface
 See Also: deflower, impair, mangle, mar, mark, maul, pit, pock, scar, spoil, vitiate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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}.]
    To mar the figure of; to render less complete, perfect, or
    beautiful in appearance; to deface; to deform.
          Disfiguring not God's likeness, but their own.
    Syn: To deface; deform; mar; injure.
  2. \Dis*fig"ure\, n.
    Disfigurement; deformity. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: 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, offend, offend the eye, scab, scar, scarify, split, spoil, truncate, twist, uglify, warp