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disfigurement

[ dis-fig-yer-muhnt; British dis-fig-er-muhnt ]

noun

  1. an act or instance of disfiguring.
  2. a disfigured condition.
  3. something that disfigures, as a scar.


disfigurement

/ dɪsˈfɪɡəmənt; ˌdɪsfɪɡəˈreɪʃən /

noun

  1. something that disfigures
  2. the act of disfiguring or the state of being disfigured


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Other Words From

  • nondis·figure·ment noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of disfigurement1

First recorded in 1625–35; disfigure + -ment
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Example Sentences

As Nancy Eisland has written in her groundbreaking work, The Disabled God, Jesus experiences disfigurement and disability while dying on a cross.

From Time

The disclosure followed a Reuters report earlier in the day quoting a senior Ukrainian security official as saying the disfigurement was indeed a cover for a malicious attack.

At the bottom were long-term survivors—the ones with the “scars,” facial wasting, body disfigurement.

Eight months after the prisoner’s initial complaint, he fell out of his bed and hit his eye on the bolt, resulting in “disability and disfigurement,” according to a lawsuit he filed.

The shot imploded inside his skull, causing no exit wound and little disfigurement.

More than 100 nations have banned such bombs, which can cause permanent scarring and disfigurement.

What Daisey relates in the show is jarring; he describes seeing abusive working conditions, disfigurement, child labor, illness.

Joe Camel, meet the uncool—death, disfigurement, suffering, and loss.

She had altered all her dresses, and she wore a long cape, and even then was not able to hide the disfigurement of her person.

Now they seemed as indifferent to his disfigurement as they were to the ragged knots and old fire-scars on the trees they felled.

He was doubly sensitive because he dreaded any comment upon his disfigurement reaching his wife's ears.

He was suffering from a scrofulous ulcer in the neck, and it was a hideous disfigurement.

The girl was a woman now, and, were it not for that cruel disfigurement of one side of her face, a singularly attractive one.

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