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Definition of "deformity" []

  • The state of being deformed. (noun)
  • A bodily malformation, distortion, or disfigurement. (noun)
  • A deformed person or thing. (noun)
  • Gross ugliness or distortion. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "deformity" in a sentence
  • "Shakespeare, whose mind was more intent upon notions than words, had in his thoughts the pulchritude of virtue, and the deformity of wickedness; and though he had mentioned _wickedness_, made the correlative answer to _deformity_."
  • "The special meaning here attached to the term deformity is sufficiently explained in the preceding paragraph; it remains to give a few illustrations, and to refer to other headings, such as Heterotaxy,"
  • "I do break my promise; never will I create another like yourself, equal in deformity and wickedness."