noun, plural de·form·i·ties.
Origin of deformity
Examples from the Web for deformity
The bones unearthed in the parking lot revealed that Richard did indeed have a deformity.Three Dicks: Cheney, Nixon, Richard III and the Art of Reputation Rehab|Clive Irving|July 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He united with this kind of work the more unpleasant occupation of drawing the curiosities of disease or deformity in hospitals.Nonsense Books|Edward Lear
The deformity presents a combination of the hollow foot—pes cavus—with pes calcaneus, and resembles that of a Chinese lady's foot.
Here and there, some work of art, compelled by necessity, furnishes a relief to this deformity.
British Dictionary definitions for deformity
noun plural -ties
Word Origin and History for deformity
early 15c., diformyte, from Old French deformité "deformity, disfigurement," from Latin deformitatem (nominative deformitas) "ugliness," from deformis "misformed, misshapen," from deformare (see deform).