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1. An individual whose back is hunched due to abnormal convex curvature of the upper spine. Also called humpback.
2. An abnormally curved or hunched back.
3. Kyphosis.

hunch′backed′ adj.



having a hump on the back.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hunchbacked - characteristic of or suffering from kyphosis, an abnormality of the vertebral column
unfit - not in good physical or mental condition; out of condition; "fat and very unfit"; "certified as unfit for army service"; "drunk and unfit for service"
أحْدَب، ذو حَدْبَه
meî herîakistil/kryppu
kamburu olan


[ˈhʌntʃbækt] ADJjorobado


[ˈhʌntʃˌbækt] adj (offensive) (person) → gobbo/a


(hantʃ) noun
an idea or belief based on one's feelings or suspicions rather than on clear evidence. I have a hunch he'll be late.
ˈhunchback noun
a person with a hump on his back.
ˈhunchbacked adjective
having a hump on one's back.
hunched up
with one's back and shoulders bent forward. He sat hunched up near the fire.
References in classic literature ?
For now the savage goes up to the empty fireplace, and removing the papered fire-board, sets up this little hunchbacked image, like a tenpin, between the andirons.
Those were their cards and they had to play them, willy-nilly, hunchbacked or straight backed, crippled or clean-limbed, addle-pated or clear- headed.
With hunchbacks one may well speak in a hunchbacked way
A Rembrandt's The Night Watch B Tintoretto's Paradise C Botticelli's Birth of Venus D Titian's Rape of Europa QUESTION 15 - for 15 points: Which opera tells the story of the Duke of Mantua's hunchbacked jester?
It's on a visit to the circus that Frankenstein witnesses a hunchbacked clown [Radcliffe] perform an emergency procedure on a fellow performer, played by Jessica Brown Findlay, and impressed by his knowledge of anatomy, which has been self-taught, saves him from his life of squalor, relieves him of his deformity, and gives him the name Igor Strausman.
A whiff of danger makes hunchbacked conchs so jumpy they actually jump.
Written by Max Landis, the movie is perhaps the apogee of what is actually a stock movie character - the hunchbacked assistant to a mad scientist or supernatural being.
Car-jacked and beaten to within an inch of his life by the fabulously titled Scabrous Scrotus and his war boys, Max stumbles through the desert and is found by a hunchbacked scavenger called Chumbucket.
After hunchbacked crossbreed Quasi Modo was dubbed the world's ugliest - and following a recent Mirror exclusive with American cutie Tuna - we are on the hunt for a home-grown version.
Over the course of his life, his physique deteriorated, alienating him from certain worldly pleasures and leaving him hunchbacked.
For centuries his image was defined by William Shakespeare's "Richard III'': a hunchbacked, power-hungry tyrant who murdered his two young nephews because they were rivals for the crown.