Definition of misshapen in English:



  • Not having the normal or natural shape or form.

    ‘misshapen fruit’
    • ‘Frogs found in the vicinity of the refuge's oil fields had missing or misshapen hind legs and feet, and missing eyes.’
    • ‘She thinks her own legs are small, bandy, nearly misshapen.’
    • ‘A kaleidoscope of bizarre images and misshapen faces danced before him.’
    • ‘All we had to sell were some misshapen muffins and half-baked brownies.’
    • ‘In amazement, Ms. K looks at the misshapen creatures surrounded by tufts of shaggy hair.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Also in the glass case was a small laptop computer, destroyed, misshapen but still recognisable.’
    • ‘The fruits are misshapen and unnatural looking, a kind of elephantine mutation of, say, cherries.’
    • ‘Both are huge, to match my misshapen face I suppose.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘However, nothing is more frustrating after so much effort than seeing misshapen or rotten fruits on the vines.’
    • ‘Severe arthritis has left his joints swollen and misshapen.’
    • ‘His nose was a little misshapen and he winced as he moved his jaw.’
    • ‘Promptly recycle any containers that are scratched, stained, or misshapen.’
    • ‘Her timbers are swollen and misshapen; repeated doses of chemicals are being applied to stave off the encroaching rot.’
    • ‘Check it out in another 20 years and the likelihood is that it will be misshapen and deformed.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘These pack-houses have machines which grade for size and conveyor lines where people pick out misshapen and damaged produce.’
    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
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