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 ?
Philip examined the foot and passed his hand slowly over the shapelessness of it.
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.
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 characters in Atonement repeatedly employ the conventions of narrative as a means for seizing hold of the shapelessness of life and endowing it with a sense of structure and meaning.
6) As historians have long known, the Stalinist secret police and its plethora of acronyms--GPU, NKVD, NKGB, MGB--was a world characterized by shifting boundaries of authority, continually changing standards of loyalty, and institutional shapelessness.
Her work embraces oppositions of surface and interior volume, materiality and immateriality, form and shapelessness.
AMERICAN HONEY (15) HHHH H WHILE it could be accused of shapelessness and a baggy structure, there's almost nothing you'd want to change about this coming-of-age drama brought to us by Andrea 'Fish Tank' Arnold.
While fairy tales do come true, none ever truly ends," that same tireless narrator intones before the credits roll--inevitably threatening a further contortion of the heavily stretched source material, but inadvertently copping to the shapelessness of what we've just seen.
When one begins a review of any contemporary book of poetry, one is always tempted to commence his assessment with a general diatribe against the current state of the art form, its shapelessness, its obsession with ephemera, and its general esoterica.
Having gone ahead through Watt on 20 minutes and Jones 14 minutes later, the shapelessness of Cardiff after Brentford's set-piece first through Jake Bidwell surely can only be the result of psychological scarring of recent weeks.
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.