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de·for·mi·ty

 (dĭ-fôr′mĭ-tē)
n. pl. de·for·mi·ties
1. The state of being deformed.
2. A bodily malformation, distortion, or disfigurement.
3. A deformed person or thing.
4. Gross ugliness or distortion.

deformity

(dɪˈfɔːmɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. a deformed condition; disfigurement
2. (Pathology) pathol an acquired or congenital distortion of an organ or part
3. a deformed person or thing
4. (Psychology) a defect, esp of the mind or morals; depravity

de•form•i•ty

(dɪˈfɔr mɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the quality or state of being deformed or disfigured.
2. an abnormally formed part of the body.
3. a deformed person or thing.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Old French < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deformity - an affliction in which some part of the body is misshapen or malformeddeformity - an affliction in which some part of the body is misshapen or malformed
affliction - a condition of suffering or distress due to ill health
Arnold-Chiari deformity - deformity in which part of the brain protrudes through the skull
clawfoot, pes cavus - a deformity of the foot characterized by an abnormally high arch and hyperextension of the toes which gives the foot the appearance of a claw
cleft foot - a deformity in which the space between the third and fourth toes extends up into the foot
clubfoot, talipes - congenital deformity of the foot usually marked by a curled shape or twisted position of the ankle and heel and toes
chicken breast, pigeon breast - abnormal protrusion of the breastbone caused by rickets
plagiocephaly - congenital malformation of the skull in which the main axis of the skull is oblique
scaphocephaly - congenital malformation of the skull which is long and narrow; frequently accompanied by mental retardation
valgus - a deformity in which there is an abnormal displacement of part of a limb away from the midline of the body
varus - a deformity in which part of a limb is turned inward to an abnormal degree
2.deformity - an appearance that has been spoiled or is misshapen; "there were distinguishing disfigurements on the suspect's back"; "suffering from facial disfiguration"
appearance, visual aspect - outward or visible aspect of a person or thing

deformity

noun
1. abnormality, defect, malformation, disfigurement facial deformities in babies
2. distortion, irregularity, misshapenness, misproportion Bones grind against each other, leading to pain and deformity.

deformity

noun
A disfiguring abnormality of shape or form:
Translations
تَشَوُّهتَشْويه
deformita
deformitetmisdannelsevanskabelse
testi fogyatékosság
afmyndun; bæklunbæklun
biçimsizliksakatlıkşekil/biçim bozukluğu

deformity

[dɪˈfɔːmɪtɪ] Ndeformidad f

deformity

[dɪˈfɔːrmɪti] ndifformité f

deformity

nDeformität f, → Verunstaltung f; (of person)Deformität f, → Missgestalt f; (of mind)Krankhaftigkeit f

deformity

[dɪˈfɔːmɪtɪ] n (of body) → deformità f inv

deform

(diˈfoːm) verb
to spoil the shape of. Heat deforms plastic.
deˈformed adjective
twisted out of the correct shape. His foot was deformed.
deˈformityplural deˈformities noun
1. the state of being badly shaped or formed. Drugs can cause deformity.
2. a part which is not the correct shape. A twisted foot is a deformity.

de·for·mi·ty

n. deformidad, irregularidad, defecto congénito o adquirido.

deformity

n (pl -ties) deformidad f
References in classic literature ?
whales, with dromedary humps, and very savage; breakfasting on three or four sailor tarts, that is whaleboats full of mariners: their deformities floundering in seas of blood and blue paint.
She twisted it this way and that, with quick, dexterous fingers; she laid it in masses on her shoulders; she threw it back from them in a heap and turned sidewise to see how it fell -- to see her back and shoulders freed from the artificial deformities of the padded cloak.
Why should not Man, Retaining still Divine similitude In part, from such deformities be free, And for his Makers Image sake exempt?
For I have always borne that laudable partiality to my own country, which Dionysius Halicarnassensis, with so much justice, recommends to an historian: I would hide the frailties and deformities of my political mother, and place her virtues and beauties in the most advantageous light.
Each circle is the miniature picture of the deformities of this political monster.
Analogous, perhaps, to these trifling deformities, was an almost imperceptible twist of every joint, and the uneven prominence of the breast; forming a body, regular in its general outline, but faulty in almost all its details.
It was almost as if it went with other and worse deformities.
Where portions of the meadow had sunk, and where other portions had been broken up like an ice-floe, the cavernous openings of the one, and the ragged upturned edges exposed by the other, were hung with a lace-work of soft-tinted crystals of sulphur that changed their deformities into quaint shapes and figures that were full of grace and beauty.
Also we use defects and deformities to a sacred purpose, so expressing our sense that the evils of the world are such only to the evil eye.
Pale and haggard faces, lank and bony figures, children with the countenances of old men, deformities with irons upon their limbs, boys of stunted growth, and others whose long meagre legs would hardly bear their stooping bodies, all crowded on the view together; there were the bleared eye, the hare-lip, the crooked foot, and every ugliness or distortion that told of unnatural aversion conceived by parents for their offspring, or of young lives which, from the earliest dawn of infancy, had been one horrible endurance of cruelty and neglect.
They were, namely, casts of female friends, whose bodily or mental deformities were here most faithfully preserved.
That he would mount into the heavens, with all his deformities about him, if he only knew the road, no one will gainsay, that witnesses his bitter strivings upon 'arth.