unshapely


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unshapely

(ʌnˈʃeɪplɪ)
adj, -lier or -liest
not shapely
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Adj.1.unshapely - not well-proportioned and pleasing in shape; "a stout unshapely woman"
asymmetric, asymmetrical - characterized by asymmetry in the spatial arrangement or placement of parts or components
shapely - having a well-proportioned and pleasing shape; "a slim waist and shapely legs"
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I am something frightful, neither man nor animal, I know not what, harder, more trampled under foot, and more unshapely than a pebble stone!"
An hour afterwards Da Souza, with a grin of content upon his unshapely mouth, exchanged his frock coat for a gaudy smoking-jacket, and, with a freshly-lit cigar in his mouth, took up the letters which had arrived by the evening post.
He was deep-chested, thick-legged, large-muscled, but unshapely. His muscles were knots, and he was gnarled and knobby, twisted out of beauty by excess of strength.
She looked middle-aged and unshapely, when he wanted youth and an exquisite loveliness.
Owing, perhaps, to this critical glance, Katharine decided that Ralph Denham's family was commonplace, unshapely, lacking in charm, and fitly expressed by the hideous nature of their furniture and decorations.
"Cosmetic surgery is meant for very obvious flaws such as an unshapely nose, loose skin on eyelids, or small chin."
* Lightly prune back any unshapely growth on your shrubs to improve their appearance and encourage the development of a fuller plant.
For both the individual and humanity as a whole, the practical test of living will show whether a particular approach to truth--however unshapely it may seem--may unlock the door of the world (Everlasting Man 214-15).
Refusing to believe that this seeming misrepresentation is merely "a flaw in the composition," the narrator argues that the "unshapely hand signifies the violence that has been done to Aris Kindt," and that it is "with him, the victim, and not the Guild that gave Rembrandt his commission, that the painter identifies" (17).
Here, destiny, industry, idleness, form, and ornament converge in a screed against unshapely moral character.
Quince (my grandmother called it hawthorn) can be unshapely, and it has thorns, but when your heart yearns for spring, quince will defy the cold and brighten the world with bright red or rosy-pink blossoms.