shapeless

adjective shape·less \ ˈshā-pləs \
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

Definition of shapeless

1 :having no definite shape
2 a :deprived of usual or normal shape :misshapen
  • a shapeless old hat
b :not shapely

shapelessly

adverb

shapelessness

noun

Examples of shapeless in a Sentence

  1. an old, shapeless baseball cap

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

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First Known Use of shapeless

14th century


SHAPELESS Defined for English Language Learners

shapeless

adjective

Definition of shapeless for English Language Learners

  • : 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


SHAPELESS Defined for Kids

shapeless

adjective shape·less \ ˈshā-pləs \

Definition of shapeless for Students

1 :having no fixed or definite shape
  • a shapeless blob
2 :lacking a pleasing or usual shape or form
  • a shapeless coat


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