deformity

[ dih-fawr-mi-tee ]
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noun,plural de·form·i·ties.
  1. the quality or state of being deformed, disfigured, or misshapen.

  2. Pathology. an abnormally formed part of the body.

  1. a deformed person or thing.

  2. hatefulness; ugliness.

Origin of deformity

1
1350–1400; Middle English deformite<Old French <Latin dēfōrmitās, equivalent to dēfōrm(is) deform2 + -itās-ity

Other words from deformity

  • non·de·for·mi·ty, noun, plural non·de·for·mi·ties.

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British Dictionary definitions for deformity

deformity

/ (dɪˈfɔːmɪtɪ) /


nounplural -ties
  1. a deformed condition; disfigurement

  2. pathol an acquired or congenital distortion of an organ or part

  1. a deformed person or thing

  2. a defect, esp of the mind or morals; depravity

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