misshapen

[ mis-shey-puh n, mish- ]
/ mɪsˈʃeɪ pən, mɪʃ- /

adjective

badly shaped; deformed.

Origin of misshapen

1350–1400; Middle English: past participle of misshape; see -en3

Related forms

mis·shap·en·ly, adverbmis·shap·en·ness, noun

Definition for misshapen (2 of 2)

misshape

[ mis-sheyp, mish- ]
/ mɪsˈʃeɪp, mɪʃ- /

verb (used with object), mis·shaped, mis·shaped or mis·shap·en, mis·shap·ing.

to shape badly or wrongly; deform.

Origin of misshape

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at mis-1, shape
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British Dictionary definitions for misshapen (1 of 2)

misshapen

/ (ˌmɪsˈʃeɪpən) /

adjective

badly shaped; deformed

Derived Forms

misshapenly, adverbmisshapenness, noun

British Dictionary definitions for misshapen (2 of 2)

misshape


verb (ˌmɪsˈʃeɪp) -shapes, -shaping, -shaped, -shaped or -shapen (tr)

to shape badly; deform

noun (ˈmɪsˌʃeɪp)

something that is badly shaped
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