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shape·less

 (shāp′lĭs)
adj.
1. Lacking a definite shape.
2. Lacking symmetrical or attractive form; not shapely: a shapeless muumuu.

shape′less·ly adv.
shape′less·ness n.

shapeless

(ˈʃeɪplɪs)
adj
1. having no definite shape or form: a shapeless mass; a shapeless argument.
2. lacking a symmetrical or aesthetically pleasing shape: a shapeless figure.
ˈshapelessly adv
ˈshapelessness n

shape•less

(ˈʃeɪp lɪs)

adj.
1. having no definite shape or form.
2. lacking a pleasing shape.
[1250–1300]
shape′less•ly, adv.
shape′less•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.shapeless - having no definite form or distinct shapeshapeless - having no definite form or distinct shape; "amorphous clouds of insects"; "an aggregate of formless particles"; "a shapeless mass of protoplasm"
unformed - not having form or shape; "unformed clay"
2.shapeless - lacking symmetry or attractive form; "a shapeless hat on his head"
unshapely - not well-proportioned and pleasing in shape; "a stout unshapely woman"

shapeless

adjective formless, irregular, amorphous, unstructured, misshapen, asymmetrical She never wore anything but shapeless black dresses.
well-formed, well-turned, well-proportioned

shapeless

adjective
Having no distinct shape:
Translations
عَديم الشَّكْل
neforemný
formløs
alaktalan
formlaus
neforemný

shapeless

[ˈʃeɪplɪs] ADJsin forma definida, informe (frm)

shapeless

[ˈʃeɪpləs] adjinforme, sans forme

shapeless

adjformlos; (= ugly)unförmig

shapeless

[ˈʃeɪplɪs] adjinforme, senza forma

shape

(ʃeip) noun
1. the external form or outline of anything. People are all (of) different shapes and sizes; The house is built in the shape of a letter L.
2. an indistinct form. I saw a large shape in front of me in the darkness.
3. condition or state. You're in better physical shape than I am.
verb
1. to make into a certain shape, to form or model. She shaped the dough into three separate loaves.
2. to influence the nature of strongly. This event shaped his whole life.
3. (sometimes with up) to develop. The team is shaping (up) well.
shaped adjective
having a certain shape. A rugby ball is egg-shaped.
ˈshapeless adjective
lacking shape. She wears a shapeless, baggy coat.
ˈshapelessness noun
ˈshapely adjective
well-formed and having an attractive shape. She has long, shapely legs.
ˈshapeliness noun
in any shape (or form)
at all. I don't accept bribes in any shape or form.
out of shape
not in the proper shape. I sat on my hat and it's rather out of shape.
take shape
to develop into a definite form. My garden is gradually taking shape.
References in classic literature ?
Perhaps a dozen times George Willard and the strange, shapeless man who lived at his father's hotel had been on the point of talking.
Traces of tears (as I fancied) were visible on her fat, shapeless cheeks.
Kitty's rosy wet face was turned towards him, and she smiled timidly under her shapeless sopped hat.
On it were suspended two shapeless trunks, which indeed were no more than bleeding skeletons.
For many years, though a vague report would now and then find its way across the sea -- like a shapeless piece of driftwood tossed ashore with the initials of a name upon it -- yet no tidings of them unquestionably authentic were received.
Another, from an opposite quarter, appeared to run straight through the grounds, and to separate one side of the shapeless mass of buildings, which was in moderate repair, from another, which was little better than a ruin.
Or in some narrow pathway, glancing with a transitory daring into the eyes of some lithe, white-swathed female figure, I would suddenly see (with a spasmodic revulsion) that she had slit-like pupils, or glancing down note the curving nail with which she held her shapeless wrap about her.
Before one squall has flown over to sink in the eastern board, the edge of another peeps up already above the western horizon, racing up swift, shapeless, like a black bag full of frozen water ready to burst over your devoted head.
I felt that she was possessed by some shapeless dread which robbed her of all self-control.
Philip remembered the handwriting which scrawled over the page with shapeless, haphazard letters.
Perhaps his imperturbable character was never more strikingly developed, for he preserved his usual equable smile notwithstanding that his body was dangling in a most uncomfortable position, all loose and limp and shapeless, while his long peaked cap, unequally balanced against his exceedingly slight legs, threatened every instant to bring him toppling down.
The swelling lines of her figure had been hidden under the shapeless rags she wore in the fields.