- badly formed.
- Linguistics. not conforming to the rules of a given language; ungrammatical (opposed to well-formed).
Origin of ill-formed
Related Words for ill-formedill-formed, deformed, unmade, abnormal, amorphous, anomalous, baggy, embryonic, inchoate, indefinite, indeterminate, indistinct, invisible, irregular, malformed, misshapen, nebulous, undeveloped, unformed, ungraceful
Examples from the Web for ill-formed
Historical Examples of ill-formed
But our arms, shoulders, and chests are ill-formed and weak.
He was a fine big fellow; I have always been heavy and ill-formed.Ten Tales
This he said with an ill-formed, crude idea which sprang to his mind at the moment.Cousin Henry
He was weak and ill-formed at his birth, so that even his mother despised him.Nero
The object bore some resemblance to a string of ill-formed sausages.The White Chief