Definition of ill-proportioned in US English:



  • Badly or wrongly proportioned.

    ‘an ill-proportioned and meager space’
    • ‘I could do a better "tyger" myself than the ill-proportioned tomcat Blake squeezed into the bottom of the plate bearing his most famous poem.’
    • ‘Sharon's guidebook tells them that the tomb is a poor imitation of the Taj Mahal, ill-proportioned and awkward.’
    • ‘Complaints have followed, some that the new building will overwhelm the Commons, others that the model he's produced is ungainly and ill-proportioned by itself.’
    • ‘The design firm recently transformed the house by simply removing its ill-proportioned shutters and building a small, covered front porch.’
    • ‘The classical prototype for Pisanello's famous drawing of dancing maenads is all but unrecognizable in the ill-proportioned and ungainly women he drew.’
    • ‘This gloomy, ill-proportioned little cell, facing the din of Tottenham Court Road, was the very essence of the budget hotel chain.’
    • ‘The painting depicts six posturing and ill-proportioned girls by a wooded stream and was shown in 1848.’
    • ‘Some ill-proportioned pointed arches are to be found in John's reign, and even in the latter end of Henry the second.’
    baggy, badly cut, sack-like, tent-like, oversized, boyfriend, sagging, saggy, slouchy, ill-fitting, inelegant, unshapely, formless
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