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deformity

[ dih-fawr-mi-tee ]
/ dɪˈfɔr mɪ ti /
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noun, plural de·form·i·ties.
the quality or state of being deformed, disfigured, or misshapen.
Pathology. an abnormally formed part of the body.
a deformed person or thing.
hatefulness; ugliness.
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Origin of deformity

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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How to use deformity in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for deformity

deformity
/ (dɪˈfɔːmɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties
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
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