shapelessness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shapelessness - an amorphous or indefinite shape; "a shapeless mass"
amorphous shape - an ill-defined or arbitrary shape
2.shapelessness - the quality of lacking an esthetically pleasing shape
unattractiveness - an ugliness of appearance that is not appealing to viewers
Translations
إنْعِدام الشَّكْل
beztvarost
uformelighed
alaktalanság
formleysi
beztvarosť
biçimsizlik

shapelessness

[ˈʃeɪplɪsnɪs] Nfalta f de forma definida, lo informe (frm)

shapelessness

nFormlosigkeit f; (= ugliness)Unförmigkeit f

shapelessness

[ˈʃeɪplɪsnɪs] nmancanza di 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 ?
It seemed as if the hamadryad of the oak had sheltered herself from the unimaginative world within the heart of her native tree, and that it was only necessary to remove the strange shapelessness that had incrusted her, and reveal the grace and loveliness of a divinity.
Philip examined the foot and passed his hand slowly over the shapelessness of it.
The green and red of their coats were all darkened in the dusk; and their likeness to human shapes slightly increased by their very shapelessness.
He was clad in faded overalls and black cotton shirt, with hobnailed brogans on his feet, and on his head a hat whose shapelessness and stains advertised the rough usage of wind and rain and sun and camp-smoke.
The roughness and the relative shapelessness of the Christ figure of the 20th-century woodcarvings of Rupintojelis suggest that it is a representation of the all-inclusive humanity of Jesus that overcomes ethnic, gender, age, geo-political, and other differences that might preclude the viewer's ability to identify with it.
Eisenstein deplored the "tearful and saddening" results brought about by "the most progressive leaders of the Japanese theatre" who, "instead of learning how to extract the principles and technique of their remarkable acting from the traditional feudal forms of their materials," "throw their energies into an adaptation of the spongy shapelessness of our own 'inner' naturalism.
If the poet allows in too much information, or too big an information sample, then she may be showcasing an abundance that verges on shapelessness.
At Birmingham that self-inflicted stumble towards shapelessness came through a string of individual errors that undid a sizzling first 45 and led to a costly and preventable defeat.
shapelessness, formlessness, and disorder the opposite, and the bronze, stone, or gold what underlies.
Nor does she give us multiple metrical patterns, heaped upon one another to reflect the confusing shapelessness that results from the blurring of "sepulchre and throne," not to mention the time of maturation, the time of ritual, and the time of legitimation.
the big city continues to grow by breaking through the edges and accepting its sprawl and shapelessness as an inevitable by-product of its physical immensity.
The shapelessness of the way of life in the metropolis is the consequence of the cutting of the roots which have been stretched to the soil of former culture.