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  1. faultily or anomalously formed.

Origin of malformed

First recorded in 1810–20; mal- + formed

Other words for malformed

Words Nearby malformed Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use malformed in a sentence

  • It can be shocking at first—the copious amounts of nudity, ostentation, “O” faces, all twisted, layered, sometimes even malformed.

    Erotic Embroidery | Rachel Wolff | May 20, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • If from any cause the new being is seriously malformed or diseased, it is a common thing for the dam to miscarry.

  • What I found was that it had been twisted and malformed from birth, so that it was a center of continuous infection.

  • Assembled there they look like a lot of malformed giants, with oversized heads sunk curiously in their shoulders.

  • His right arm is malformed, and only a very strong man, with two strong arms, could have performed that feat.

    The Shrieking Pit | Arthur J. Rees
  • Excepting between death and slavery, there was no choice for the weak or the malformed.

    The Aztec Treasure-House | Thomas Allibone Janvier