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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.

disfigure

(dɪsˈfɪɡə)
vb (tr)
1. to spoil the appearance or shape of; deface
2. to mar the effect or quality of
disˈfigurer n

dis•fig•ure

(dɪsˈfɪg yər; Brit. -ˈfɪg ər)

v.t. -ured, -ur•ing.
1. to mar the appearance or beauty of; deform; deface.
2. to mar the effect or excellence of.
[1325–75; < Old French desfigurer=des- dis-1 + -figurer, v. derivative of figure figure]
dis•fig′ure•ment, n.
dis•fig′ur•er, n.

disfigure


Past participle: disfigured
Gerund: disfiguring

Imperative
disfigure
disfigure
Present
I disfigure
you disfigure
he/she/it disfigures
we disfigure
you disfigure
they disfigure
Preterite
I disfigured
you disfigured
he/she/it disfigured
we disfigured
you disfigured
they disfigured
Present Continuous
I am disfiguring
you are disfiguring
he/she/it is disfiguring
we are disfiguring
you are disfiguring
they are disfiguring
Present Perfect
I have disfigured
you have disfigured
he/she/it has disfigured
we have disfigured
you have disfigured
they have disfigured
Past Continuous
I was disfiguring
you were disfiguring
he/she/it was disfiguring
we were disfiguring
you were disfiguring
they were disfiguring
Past Perfect
I had disfigured
you had disfigured
he/she/it had disfigured
we had disfigured
you had disfigured
they had disfigured
Future
I will disfigure
you will disfigure
he/she/it will disfigure
we will disfigure
you will disfigure
they will disfigure
Future Perfect
I will have disfigured
you will have disfigured
he/she/it will have disfigured
we will have disfigured
you will have disfigured
they will have disfigured
Future Continuous
I will be disfiguring
you will be disfiguring
he/she/it will be disfiguring
we will be disfiguring
you will be disfiguring
they will be disfiguring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been disfiguring
you have been disfiguring
he/she/it has been disfiguring
we have been disfiguring
you have been disfiguring
they have been disfiguring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been disfiguring
you will have been disfiguring
he/she/it will have been disfiguring
we will have been disfiguring
you will have been disfiguring
they will have been disfiguring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been disfiguring
you had been disfiguring
he/she/it had been disfiguring
we had been disfiguring
you had been disfiguring
they had been disfiguring
Conditional
I would disfigure
you would disfigure
he/she/it would disfigure
we would disfigure
you would disfigure
they would disfigure
Past Conditional
I would have disfigured
you would have disfigured
he/she/it would have disfigured
we would have disfigured
you would have disfigured
they would have disfigured
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.disfigure - mar or spoil the appearance ofdisfigure - mar or spoil the appearance of; "scars defaced her cheeks"; "The vandals disfigured the statue"
mar, deflower, impair, vitiate, spoil - make imperfect; "nothing marred her beauty"
mangle, maul - injure badly by beating
pock, scar, pit, mark - mark with a scar; "The skin disease scarred his face permanently"

disfigure

verb
1. damage, scar, mutilate, maim, injure, wound, deform These items could be used to injure or disfigure someone.
2. mar, distort, blemish, deface, make ugly, disfeature ugly new houses which disfigure the countryside

disfigure

verb
To alter and spoil the natural form or appearance of:
Translations
يُشَوِّه
znetvořitzohyzdit
skæmmeskamferevansire
elrútít
afmynda; lÿta
sudarkymas
izkropļot
çirkinleştirmek

disfigure

[dɪsˈfɪgəʳ] VT [+ face, body] → desfigurar; [+ area] → afear

disfigure

[dɪsˈfɪgər] vt
[+ person, face] → défigurer
[+ landscape, society] → défigurer

disfigure

vtverunstalten; person alsoentstellen; city, landscapeverschandeln

disfigure

[dɪsˈfɪgəʳ] vt (person) → sfigurare; (landscape) → deturpare

disfigure

(disˈfigə) , ((American) -ˈfigjər) verb
to spoil the beauty of. That scar will disfigure her for life.
disˈfigurement noun

disfigure

v. desfigurar, afear.
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