Definition of misshapen in English:

misshapen

adjective

  • Not having the normal or natural shape or form:

    ‘misshapen fruit’
    • ‘His nose was a little misshapen and he winced as he moved his jaw.’
    • ‘Her timbers are swollen and misshapen; repeated doses of chemicals are being applied to stave off the encroaching rot.’
    • ‘The syndrome, which leads to a deformed or misshapen head, is caused when a baby's head is in contact with a firm surface for lengthy periods.’
    • ‘A kaleidoscope of bizarre images and misshapen faces danced before him.’
    • ‘She thinks her own legs are small, bandy, nearly misshapen.’
    • ‘These pack-houses have machines which grade for size and conveyor lines where people pick out misshapen and damaged produce.’
    • ‘All we had to sell were some misshapen muffins and half-baked brownies.’
    • ‘The fruits are misshapen and unnatural looking, a kind of elephantine mutation of, say, cherries.’
    • ‘Also in the glass case was a small laptop computer, destroyed, misshapen but still recognisable.’
    • ‘I will probably use this for a box top, though it's a little misshapen for that.’
    • ‘What little hair remained on its head was ragged and clumped, and the nose was bent and misshapen.’
    • ‘Lifting up her hand, she points to the misshapen fingers and peeling skin.’
    • ‘It is a sad and embarrassing moment as the valuable and custom-cut marble stands misshapen.’
    • ‘In amazement, Ms. K looks at the misshapen creatures surrounded by tufts of shaggy hair.’
    • ‘However, nothing is more frustrating after so much effort than seeing misshapen or rotten fruits on the vines.’
    • ‘Frogs found in the vicinity of the refuge's oil fields had missing or misshapen hind legs and feet, and missing eyes.’
    • ‘Both are huge, to match my misshapen face I suppose.’
    • ‘Check it out in another 20 years and the likelihood is that it will be misshapen and deformed.’
    • ‘Severe arthritis has left his joints swollen and misshapen.’
    • ‘Promptly recycle any containers that are scratched, stained, or misshapen.’
    deformed, malformed, distorted, crooked, contorted, wry, twisted, warped, out of shape, bent, bandy, asymmetrical, irregular, misproportioned, ill-proportioned, ill-shaped, disfigured, hunchbacked, abnormal, grotesque, monstrous
    thrawn
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Pronunciation:

misshapen

/mɪsˈʃeɪp(ə)n/