Definition of Misshapen

1. Adjective. So badly formed or out of shape as to be ugly. "Misshapen old fingers"

Exact synonyms: Deformed, Distorted, Ill-shapen, Malformed
Similar to: Unshapely
Derivative terms: Deformity, Deformity, Misshapenness



Definition of Misshapen

1. a. Having a bad or ugly form.

Definition of Misshapen

1. Adjective. Having a bad or ugly form; deformed; malformed. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Misshapen

1. misshape [v] - See also: misshape

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Misshapen

missense mutations
missenses
missent
misserve
misserved
misserves
misserving
misses
misseses
misset
missets
missetting
missey
misshape
misshaped
misshapen (current term)
misshapenly
misshapenness
misshaper
misshapers
misshapes
misshaping
missheathed
misshelve
misshelved
misshelves
misshelving
misshod
misshood
misshoods

Literary usage of Misshapen

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1. The Scale (or Ladder) of Perfection by Walter Hilton (1908)
"... of God after the Soul and not after the Body; and how he is restored and reformed thereto that was misshapen by Sin FORASMUCH as thou desirest greatly, ..."

2. Woodstock: Or, The Cavalier, a Tale of the Year Sixteen Hundred and Fifty-one by Walter Scott (1887)
"As the Doctor thus issued his directions, he assisted also in the execution of them ; and while his attendant laboured to dig a shallow and misshapen grave, ..."

3. The Miscellaneous and Posthumous Works of Henry Thomas Buckle by Henry Thomas Buckle (1872)
"They are cowardly in disposition, squalid and misshapen in form, and filthy in their habits. Wellsted says (p. 263), " Burckhardt gives an account of this ..."

4. Screens and Galleries in English Churches by Francis Bond (1908)
"Frequently also the capitals of the pillars were hacked about in order to make room for the beams of a side gallery ; this accounts for such misshapen ..."

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