deformity


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Related to deformity: gibbus deformity, Haglund's deformity, Madelung deformity, Sprengel's deformity
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Synonyms for deformity

a disfiguring abnormality of shape or form

Synonyms for deformity

an appearance that has been spoiled or is misshapen

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The whole scene was a picture of the condition of New England, and its moral, the deformity of any government that does not grow out of the nature of things and the character of the people.
Not a single instance of natural deformity was observable in all the throng attending the revels.
Marmaduke bore this deformity in his dwelling with great good-nature, and soon contrived, by his own improvements, to give an air of respectability and comfort to his place of residence.
The process by which this deformity is effected commences immediately after birth.
Of this latter, while Conscience teaches the obligation, and Reason the expediency, Taste contents herself with displaying the charms: -- waging war upon Vice solely on the ground of her deformity -- her disproportion -- her animosity to the fitting, to the appropriate, to the harmonious -- in a word, to Beauty.
It is but a light thing, to be vouched in so serious a matter, but yet it expresseth well the deformity.
It was almost as if such a defect were a deformity.
Alas, deformity and female beards are too common in Italy to attract attention.
Plainly to secure the ends of good sense and beauty, from the intrusion of deformity or vulgarity of any kind.
A huge head, bristling with red hair; between his shoulders an enormous hump, a counterpart perceptible in front; a system of thighs and legs so strangely astray that they could touch each other only at the knees, and, viewed from the front, resembled the crescents of two scythes joined by the handles; large feet, monstrous hands; and, with all this deformity, an indescribable and redoubtable air of vigor, agility, and courage,--strange exception to the eternal rule which wills that force as well as beauty shall be the result of harmony.
The game was forgotten in the entertainment of Philip's deformity.
What I finally perceived was that his poem came through him from the heart of Italian life, such as it was in his time, and that whatever it teaches, his poem expresses that life, in all its splendor and squalor, its beauty and deformity, its love and its hate.
Horrible imaginings of deformity possessed my brain, and profaned all that was purest and dearest in my recollections of Miss Dunross.
I hate any kind of deformity in a woman," said King, "whether natural or--acquired.
To make this deformity all the more striking and all the more terrible, the victim of it was--as to his face and his body--an unusually handsome and an unusually well-made man.