misshapen

adjective
mis·​shap·​en | \ ˌmis-ˈshā-pən How to pronounce misshapen (audio) \

Definition of misshapen

1 : having an ugly or deformed shape It is, in fact, a homely and misshapen little gray airplane that looks like it was cobbled together in someone's garage.— Patricia Trenner
2 : morally or intellectually deformed or distorted misshapen ideas of justice

Other Words from misshapen

misshapenly adverb
She has brought Trot, her mangy mongrel, with her. He lies misshapenly across her vast lap … — John le Carr
misshapenness noun
… masterpieces of dullness, misshapenness, and folly … — Louis Simpson

First Known Use of misshapen

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of misshapen was in the 14th century

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“Misshapen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misshapen. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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misshapen

adjective
mis·​shap·​en | \ mis-ˈshā-pən \

Kids Definition of misshapen

: badly shaped

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