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deformity


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deformity  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deformity 
  n  1:  an  affliction  in  which  some  part  of  the  body  is  misshapen  or 
  malformed  [syn:  {malformation},  {misshapenness}] 
  2:  an  appearance  that  has  been  spoiled  or  is  misshapen  [syn:  {disfigurement}] 




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