disfigurement


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dis·fig·ure

 (dĭs-fĭg′yər)
tr.v. dis·fig·ured, dis·fig·ur·ing, dis·fig·ures
To mar or spoil the appearance or shape of; deform.

[Middle English disfiguren, from Old French desfigurer : des-, dis- + figure, figure (from Latin figūra, shape; see dheigh- in Indo-European roots).]

dis·fig′u·ra′tion, dis·fig′ure·ment n.

disfigurement

(dɪsˈfɪɡəmənt) or

disfiguration

n
1. something that disfigures
2. the act of disfiguring or the state of being disfigured
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.disfigurement - 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
2.disfigurement - the act of damaging the appearance or surface of something; "the defacement of an Italian mosaic during the Turkish invasion"; "he objected to the dam's massive disfigurement of the landscape"
scathe, damage, harm, hurt - the act of damaging something or someone

disfigurement

noun damage, injury, scar, defect, spot, stain, trauma (Pathology), distortion, blemish, mutilation, impairment, deformity, defacement He had surgery to correct a facial disfigurement.

disfigurement

noun
A disfiguring abnormality of shape or form:
Translations
تَشْويه
znetvořenízohyzdnění
skamferingvansiring
elcsúfítás
afmyndun; lÿti
zohyzdenie
çirkinleştirme

disfigurement

[dɪsˈfɪgəmənt] N [of face, body] → desfiguración f; [of area] → afeamiento m

disfigurement

nVerunstaltung f; (of person also)Entstellung f; (of city, landscape)Verschandelung f

disfigurement

[dɪsˈfɪgəmənt] n to have a hideous disfigurementessere orribilmente sfigurato/a
his disfigurement was caused by an accident → rimase sfigurato in un incidente

disfigure

(disˈfigə) , ((American) -ˈfigjər) verb
to spoil the beauty of. That scar will disfigure her for life.
disˈfigurement noun
References in classic literature ?
The subject that worked in Mr Willet's mind, and occasioned these demonstrations, was no other than his son's bodily disfigurement, which he had never yet got himself thoroughly to believe, or comprehend.
By this time there had arisen a shout of laughter at the extraordinary appearance of Car's back, which irritated the dark queen into getting rid of the disfigurement by the first sudden means available, and independently of the help of the scoffers.
That his generosity rose above my disfigurement and my inheritance of shame.
Through all the paint and disfigurement of the disguise, the fierce despair of that strong and passionate nature lowered, haggard and horrible.
By good fortune, too, she was naturally so peculiar in appearance as not to show disfigurement like any other woman.
I know it is so; and I know it is not a mere natural disfigurement, like a criminal mutilation, or a hereditary disproportion in the features.
But Mr Arthur found the house so blank and dreary, and was so unwilling to assist at another implacable consignment of his mother's enemies (perhaps himself among them) to mortal disfigurement and immortal ruin, that he announced his intention of lodging at the coffee-house where he had left his luggage.
She had so laid him there, as that she might see his disfigured face; it was so much disfigured that his mother might have covered it, but it was above and beyond disfigurement in her eyes.
I fancy this sort of disfigurement embittered the poor chap a little; for while Smythe was ready to show off his monkey tricks anywhere, James Welkin (that was the squinting man's name) never did anything except soak in our bar parlour, and go for great walks by himself in the flat, grey country all round.
That there are, upon record, trials at law in which damages have been sought as a poor recompense for lasting agonies and disfigurements inflicted upon children by the treatment of the master in these places, involving such offensive and foul details of neglect, cruelty, and disease, as no writer of fiction would have the boldness to imagine.
To them the elimination of scars and disfigurements was a trivial detail.
It was not long before his body was recognised by a stranger, who chanced to visit that hospital in Paris where the drowned are laid out to be owned; despite the bruises and disfigurements which were said to have been occasioned by some previous scuffle.