misshapen (adj.) "having a bad or ugly shape, crippled, deformed, monstrous," also "degraded, perverted," late 14c., from MIS (Cf. mis)- (1) + old alternative pp. of SHAPE (Cf. shape) (v.).

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  • Misshapen — Mis*shap en, a. Having a bad or ugly form. The mountains are misshapen. Bentley. [1913 Webster] {Mis*shap en*ly}, adv. {Mis*shap en*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • misshapen — index blemished, repulsive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • misshapen — misshapen, misspelling, misspent see mis …   Modern English usage

  • misshapen — [adj] deformed askew, awry, bent, blemished, bowed, buckled, contorted, crooked, curved, damaged, disfigured, disjointed, distorted, grotesque, ill made, irregular, malformed, mangled, marred, out of shape, twisted, ugly, unshapely, warped;… …   New thesaurus

  • misshapen — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not having the normal or natural shape …   English terms dictionary

  • misshapen — [mis shāp′ən] adj. [ME: see MISSHAPE] badly shaped; deformed misshapenly adv. misshapenness n …   English World dictionary

  • misshapen — [[t]mɪ̱sʃe͟ɪpən[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe something as misshapen, you think that it does not have a normal or natural shape. ...misshapen vegetables... Her hands were weary and misshapen by arthritis …   English dictionary

  • misshapen — mis|shap|en [ˌmısˈʃeıpən, mıˈʃeı ] adj [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: mis + shapen, old past participle of shape] not the normal or natural shape ▪ an old woman struggling to walk on misshapen feet ▪ misshapen carrots …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • misshapen — adj. Misshapen is used with these nouns: ↑tooth …   Collocations dictionary

  • misshapen — mis|shap|en [ mıs ʃeıpən ] adjective badly formed or twisted out of the usual or natural shape: misshapen fruit …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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