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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 ?
He thought, or rather felt, that Tom had an aversion to looking at him; every one, almost, disliked looking at him; and his deformity was more conspicuous when he walked.
An anatomist--even a mere physiognomist-- would have seen that the deformity of Philip's spine was not a congenital hump, but the result of an accident in infancy; but you do not expect from Tom any acquaintance with such distinctions; to him, Philip was simply a humpback.
The process by which this deformity is effected commences immediately after birth.
I improved, however, sensibly in this science, but not sufficiently to follow up any kind of conversation, although I applied my whole mind to the endeavour, for I easily perceived that, although I eagerly longed to discover myself to the cottagers, I ought not to make the attempt until I had first become master of their language, which knowledge might enable me to make them overlook the deformity of my figure, for with this also the contrast perpetually presented to my eyes had made me acquainted.
Superstition, without a veil, is a deformed thing; for, as it addeth deformity to an ape, to be so like a man, so the similitude of superstition to religion, makes it the more deformed.
To make this deformity all the more striking and all the more terrible, the victim of it was--as to his face and his body--an unusually handsome and an unusually well-made man.
Separated forever from the world, by the double fatality of his unknown birth and his natural deformity, imprisoned from his infancy in that impassable double circle, the poor wretch had grown used to seeing nothing in this world beyond the religious walls which had received him under their shadow.
The game was forgotten in the entertainment of Philip's deformity.
Horrible imaginings of deformity possessed my brain, and profaned all that was purest and dearest in my recollections of Miss Dunross.
I hate any kind of deformity in a woman," said King, "whether natural or--acquired.
Square held human nature to be the perfection of all virtue, and that vice was a deviation from our nature, in the same manner as deformity of body is.
What I finally perceived was that his poem came through him from the heart of Italian life, such as it was in his time, and that whatever it teaches, his poem expresses that life, in all its splendor and squalor, its beauty and deformity, its love and its hate.