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Malformed   /mˌælfˈɔrmd/   Listen

So badly formed or out of shape as to be ugly.  Synonyms: deformed, distorted, ill-shapen, misshapen.  "His poor distorted limbs" , "An ill-shapen vase" , "A limp caused by a malformed foot" , "Misshapen old fingers"

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"Malformed" Quotes from Famous Books

... at James carefully. His size; his physique was precisely that of the eight-year-old boy. There was nothing malformed nor out-of-proportion; yet he spoke with an adult air ...
— The Fourth R • George Oliver Smith

... kept down within necessary limits, not only by famine, by the restraints of feudalism, by legalized murder in the form of vendetta, by a system of prostitution that made and still makes Japan infamous, by child murder, by lack of encouragement given to feeble or malformed children to live, and by various devices known to those who were ingenious in keeping up so artificial a ...
— The Religions of Japan - From the Dawn of History to the Era of Meiji • William Elliot Griffis

... was the best canotier on the river; a better even than his malformed brother Bateese, now with the army. When he drew near they put more spirit into ...
— Fort Amity • Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

... people owe their homely mouths to infantile habits. Sucking the thumb, and these horrible "pacificators" or "baby comforters" are responsible for some ill-shaped mouths. A large mouth, if not malformed, is not ugly unless filled with bad teeth or set in a disagreeable expression. Thus, in a way, we mould this feature ourselves, to ...
— Mother's Remedies - Over One Thousand Tried and Tested Remedies from Mothers - of the United States and Canada • T. J. Ritter

... abnormal progenitor, whilst others combined the ordinary and better-formed body with the fine silky wool. M. Graux, profiting by the partial resumption of the normal type of the merino in some of the descendants of the malformed original variety, at length succeeded, by a judicious system of crossing and interbreeding, in obtaining a flock combining the long silky fleece with a smaller head, shorter neck, broader flanks, and more capacious chest. Of this breed the flocks have become sufficiently ...
— Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 454 - Volume 18, New Series, September 11, 1852 • Various

Words linked to "Malformed" :   misshapen, ill-shapen, unshapely

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