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adj. shape·li·er, shape·li·est
1. Having a distinct shape.
2. Having a pleasing shape.

shape′li·ness n.
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Noun1.shapeliness - the quality of having a well-rounded body
pulchritude - physical beauty (especially of a woman)
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حُسْن الشَّكْل
pěkný tvar
fallegt sköpulag
pekný tvar


[ˈʃeɪplɪnɪs] N [of object] → proporción f; [of woman] → figura f bonita, buen cuerpo m
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n (of figure)Wohlproportioniertheit f; (of legs, bust)Wohlgeformtheit f
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(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.
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.
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References in classic literature ?
I will drop this subject now, leaving it to others to determine how these people manage to make endless ranks of lofty forest trees grow to just a certain thickness of trunk (say a foot and two-thirds); how they make them spring to precisely the same height for miles; how they make them grow so close together; how they compel one huge limb to spring from the same identical spot on each tree and form the main sweep of the arch; and how all these things are kept exactly in the same condition and in the same exquisite shapeliness and symmetry month after month and year after year--for I have tried to reason out the problem and have failed.
This statuette has no grace, no shapeliness, according to the canons of your wonderful Western art.
Issie was intensely aware of his long shapeliness, rather delicate than brawny, the skin tanned a pale golden brown.
I do, to say just one more thing about poetry and religion, have a sensation, sometimes, that the shapeliness of a poem is a kind of incarnation.
Like "Night Thought," "The Sculpture (To--)" exemplifies Knott's brand of the burlesque; apparently composed after Becos but in time to be included in both of Knott's 1989 books, the sonnet endangers the bounded shapeliness of sculpture and sonnetry by suspending formality at the local scale of diction and syntax.
There is certainly nothing wrong with making every effort you can to maintain your shapeliness and appearance.
Against all those 'sharp' corners, the soft shapeliness of the Mercier 4 Seater Sofa offers a laid-back elegance that looks incredibly tempting.
Against all those 'sharp' corners, the soft shapeliness of the Mercier four-seater sofa offers a laid-back elegance that looks incredibly tempting.
Helsinger describes "the rhythmic, sonorous, and semantic shapeliness of line and phrase that makes lyric thought peculiarly memorable, inviting storage and repetition by listeners and readers" ("Listening," p.
Considered from the left, Corrugated Drawing loses its enigmatic shapeliness, appearing instead as if about to fold itself into the wall.
That same house, where sermons on national pride bounced off the walls, now reverberated with bawdy laughter over the shapeliness and skin tone of South Indian women.