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shapeless

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adjective shape·less \ˈshā-pləs\

Simple Definition of shapeless

  • : not having a particular or definite shape

  • : not having the usual or normal shape

  • : not organized or arranged in a way that is clear and understandable

Full Definition of shapeless

  1. 1 :  having no definite shape

  2. 2a :  deprived of usual or normal shape :  misshapen <a shapeless old hat>b :  not shapely

shape·less·ly adverb
shape·less·ness noun

Examples of shapeless

  1. an old, shapeless baseball cap

  2. <right now this clay is just a shapeless lump, but wait until I'm done sculpting it>



14th Century

First Known Use of shapeless

14th century



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