Definition of misshapen in US English:



  • Not having the normal or natural shape or form.

    ‘misshapen fruit’
    • ‘The fruits are misshapen and unnatural looking, a kind of elephantine mutation of, say, cherries.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Both are huge, to match my misshapen face I suppose.’
    • ‘Promptly recycle any containers that are scratched, stained, or misshapen.’
    • ‘In amazement, Ms. K looks at the misshapen creatures surrounded by tufts of shaggy hair.’
    • ‘It is a sad and embarrassing moment as the valuable and custom-cut marble stands misshapen.’
    • ‘All we had to sell were some misshapen muffins and half-baked brownies.’
    • ‘A kaleidoscope of bizarre images and misshapen faces danced before him.’
    • ‘Lifting up her hand, she points to the misshapen fingers and peeling skin.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Her timbers are swollen and misshapen; repeated doses of chemicals are being applied to stave off the encroaching rot.’
    • ‘I will probably use this for a box top, though it's a little misshapen for that.’
    • ‘However, nothing is more frustrating after so much effort than seeing misshapen or rotten fruits on the vines.’
    • ‘These pack-houses have machines which grade for size and conveyor lines where people pick out misshapen and damaged produce.’
    • ‘His nose was a little misshapen and he winced as he moved his jaw.’
    • ‘She thinks her own legs are small, bandy, nearly misshapen.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Frogs found in the vicinity of the refuge's oil fields had missing or misshapen hind legs and feet, and missing eyes.’
    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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