- having the form changed, especially with loss of beauty; misshapen; disfigured: After the accident his arm was permanently deformed.
- hateful; offensive: a deformed personality.
Origin of deformed
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1. malformed, crippled.
- to mar the natural form or shape of; put out of shape; disfigure: In cases where the drug was taken during pregnancy, its effects deformed the infants.
- to make ugly, ungraceful, or displeasing; mar the beauty of; spoil: The trees had been completely deformed by the force of the wind.
- to change the form of; transform.
- Geology, Mechanics. to subject to deformation: The metal was deformed under stress.
- to undergo deformation.
Origin of deform1
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1. misshape. See mar. 2. ruin.
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Examples from the Web for deformed
Brienne demands the deformed, less savage Clegane brother fork her over, but he refuses, hell-bent on receiving his bounty.Game of Thrones’ Gwendoline Christie on Brienne of Tarth’s Epic S4 Finale Showdown with The Hound
June 16, 2014
That he was also bisexual and deformed by a clubfoot further made his life one of varying accommodations and rebellions.Poet and Rake, Lord Byron Was Also an Interventionist With Brains and Savvy
February 16, 2014
Caused by a deformed protein known as a prion, the disease attacks and destroys the brain and spinal cord in cattle.10 Shocking Facts About Mad Cow Disease
April 25, 2012
I visibly winced as I saw the bloodied, bruised, and deformed toes wrapped with tape and padding.From Bullets to Ballet
October 16, 2010
If anyone can wrest reform out of our deformed political system, it is this man.Obama's Thrilling Health-Care Rebuke
September 9, 2009
The nose was but a gaping orifice above a deformed and twisted mouth.The Monster Men
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Can they give beauty to the deformed, strength to the weak, or health to the infirm?Joseph Andrews, Vol. 2
That lonely vertical rod at once deformed and enfranchised the forest.Alarms and Discursions
G. K. Chesterton
No vulgar emotion ever deformed the godlike tranquility of his soul.
Her tender side is gored; her spotless and snowy coat is deformed with blood.
- disfigured or misshapen
- morally perverted; warped
- to make or become misshapen or distorted
- (tr) to mar the beauty of; disfigure
- (tr) to subject or be subjected to a stress that causes a change of dimensions
C15: from Latin dēformāre, from de- + forma shape, beauty
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Word Origin and History for deformed
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Distorted in form.
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