Origin of deformity
Related Words for deformityabnormality, impairment, defect, malformation, contortion, unsightliness, buckle, damage, grossness, depravity, ugliness, injury, corruption, aberration, defacement, evil, asymmetry, warp, knot, unnaturalness
Examples from the Web for deformity
Contemporary Examples of 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
July 27, 2014
Historical Examples of deformity
Pericles was usually represented with a helmet, to cover the deformity in his skull.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
Hitherto Meg's experience had been that it was a thing to be slurred over, like a deformity.Jan and Her Job
L. Allen Harker
And if this is true, Love is the love of beauty and not of deformity?Symposium
He referred to the fact that they are subject to hardly any deformity.Aztec Land
Maturin M. Ballou
When you have done this the deformity will indicate the location of the fracture.Boy Scouts Handbook
Boy Scouts of America
- a deformed condition; disfigurement
- pathol an acquired or congenital distortion of an organ or part
- a deformed person or thing
- a defect, esp of the mind or morals; depravity
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).
- The state of being deformed.
- A deviation from the normal shape or size of a body part, resulting in disfigurement.