so badly formed or out of shape as to be ugly (Freq. 1)

deformed thalidomide babies


his poor distorted limbs


an ill-shapen vase


a limp caused by a malformed foot


misshapen old fingers

Syn: ↑deformed, ↑distorted, ↑ill-shapen, ↑misshapen
Similar to: ↑unshapely
Derivationally related forms: ↑misshapenness (for: ↑misshapen), ↑deformity (for: ↑deformed)

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