misshapen

adjective mis·shap·en \ ˌmis-ˈshā-pən \

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

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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MISSHAPEN Defined for Kids

misshapen

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

Definition of misshapen for Students

: badly shaped


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