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shapeless

[ sheyp-lis ]
/ ˈʃeɪp lɪs /
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adjective

having no definite or regular shape or form: a shapeless mass of clay.
lacking beauty or elegance of form.

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Origin of shapeless

1250–1300; shape + -less; replacing Middle English scaples

OTHER WORDS FROM shapeless

shape·less·ly, adverbshape·less·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for shapeless

shapeless
/ (ˈʃeɪplɪs) /

adjective

having no definite shape or forma shapeless mass; a shapeless argument
lacking a symmetrical or aesthetically pleasing shapea shapeless figure

Derived forms of shapeless

shapelessly, adverbshapelessness, noun
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