misshapen


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Synonyms for misshapen

Synonyms for misshapen

so badly formed or out of shape as to be ugly

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The treated mice also lacked other brain alterations associated with amyloid deposits, such as misshapen nerve connections.
Clearly this is a new age, one in which the purveyors of smut can not only operate out in the open, but also charge a $20 admission fee to see their output - under the misshapen guise of ``art'' of course.
Other data from the spacecraft, known as SOHO (Solar and Heliospheric Observatory), hint that the sun's fiery core is either misshapen or slightly cooler than expected.
Single pieces are suspended from a sinewy tangle of wire and string; the gauze and wax forms are misshapen, discolored, and awkwardly made.
We now know we're not the only ones holding their noses when passing this misshapen edifice.
Living inside spiral-shaped seashells makes hermit crabs grow up twisted, but maintaining a misshapen body is not in their nature.
Slouching into space, the coarse, low-fired terra-cotta figure was marked with the bleakness of age, a once-supple body awkwardly twisted by brittle and bent bones: its arms were absent and its shoulders hunched; its breasts misshapen by age; its head a fragile orb without hair or ears, the only evidence of the memory of sight two vacant sockets.
Standing 6 feet 2, Andre is unusually tall for someone with sickle cell, a painful blood disease that limits circulation due to misshapen red-blood cells.
The misshapen squash make good conversation pieces but are a disaster for the market.
He dropped a ring of rubber, the same material as the O-rings of the failed solid-rocket booster into a glass of cold water and pulled it out, misshapen, proving that cold temperatures the night before the launch had contributed to the disaster.
Prions cause BSE by converting normal PrP proteins into their own, misshapen form.
It can't play anything lower than a B because the pads can't seal,'' he said, pointing to a tone-hole socket covered by a misshapen gasket the color of dried blood.
By producing this misshapen chemokine, viruses may prevent the normal version from helping the body to mount an immune response, says Moss.
Their body language is often sublime (this production has a knack for physical comedy), and their beleaguered mutual tenderness, when it rears its misshapen head, is truly touching.
Some mutations stop genes cold, preventing them from producing proteins; others force genes to create abbreviated or misshapen molecules that function incorrectly.