• WordNet 3.6
    • adj misshapen so badly formed or out of shape as to be ugly "deformed thalidomide babies","his poor distorted limbs","an ill-shapen vase","a limp caused by a malformed foot","misshapen old fingers"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Misshapen Having a bad or ugly form. "The mountains are misshapen ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • misshapen Ill-shaped; deformed; ugly.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • p.adj Misshapen ill-shaped
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In literature:

But instead of being oblong, the image and the rings may be misshapen in some other way.
"Pleasures of the telescope" by Garrett Serviss
No words of my misshapen tongue can express what I feel; but you, mate, can guess it.
"The Tale of Timber Town" by Alfred Grace
What manner of giant it might be which moved on such colossal and misshapen members it was beyond his wits to guess.
"In the Morning of Time" by Charles G. D. Roberts
What might have followed if the child had been homely, misshapen, peevish, or all three, can scarcely be conjectured.
"Jennie Gerhardt" by Theodore Dreiser
The moving figures of Snap and Miko were aped by the grotesque, misshapen shadows of them on the walls.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930" by Various
The troll scratched her misshapen head.
"The Valor of Cappen Varra" by Poul William Anderson
Out of the darkness misshapen objects could just be discerned, and the guttural voices of several Hessians could be heard.
"Rodney, the Ranger" by John V. Lane
There was blood on his chin, his lips were cut and misshapen, but he had weathered that round without serious damage.
"Once to Every Man" by Larry Evans
The Martian was here, a giant misshapen lump as he crouched.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, June, 1930" by Various
Eve made a move to take the wretched animal away, but the boy promptly hugged it to his misshapen breast.
"The One-Way Trail" by Ridgwell Cullum
This misshapen monster who was his friend!
"Astounding Stories, February, 1931" by Various
The figures of men were moving about, their great misshapen shadows shifting with them.
"Astounding Stories, March, 1931" by Various
Hence they are misshapen!
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
He held the black cloak closely around his thick, misshapen form.
"Astounding Stories, May, 1931" by Various
But I knew, long before that, how dirty and misshapen his soul was.
"The Fate of Felix Brand" by Florence Finch Kelly
Legions of phantoms sported on those misshapen clouds.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 2, No. 12, May, 1851." by Various
It was impossible to mistake their misshapen outlines.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
He looked a mere skeleton, was misshapen, and one of the ugliest men I have ever met.
"An Englishman in Paris" by Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
His chest is narrow, his back curved, his breath asthmatic, his limbs short, misshapen, without power.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
They sat beneath a misshapen statue of wood, painted red like the guillotine.
"Maurice Tiernay Soldier of Fortune" by Charles James Lever

In poetry:

I've been dead for over a millennium,
Exposed, on this cliff, to wind and rain:
Not even a ghost has a thinner frame,
And no abortion is more misshapen. . .
"Words Of A Certain Dead Man" by Antero Tarquinio de Quental
Pursuing and jeering the misshapen thing
A rabble of clouds flares out of the east.
Like dogs unleashed
After a beast,
They stream on the sky, an outflung string.
"The Last Quarter Of The Moon" by Amy Lowell
"There crowded, in union fearful and black,
In a horrible mass entwined,
The rock-fish, the ray with the thorny back,
And the hammer-fish's misshapen kind,
And the shark, the hyena dread of the sea,
With his angry teeth, grinned fiercely on me."
"The Driver" by Friedrich von Schiller

In news:

A common, period-sized flatworm, Ribeiroia ondatrae, plays a key role in making frogs grow extra or misshapen limbs and skin flaps between joints.
Barreto began to discuss a monkey he had found — one who matched Bongo 's description down to his lopsided eye and misshapen ear — Marcus began to hope, and the three went to Barreto's apartment.
Huanglongbing — or HLB — Blocks Nutrients, Leads To Bitter, Misshapen Fruit.
"Misshapen Love" takes the A-side with a burst of bright Memphis horns and a rumbling rhythm section.
The Misshapen Jack-O-Lantern Tour rolls on through the month of October.
And Akhenaten's head was misshapen because of a separate condition in which skull bones fuse at an early age.
Sunchokes are knobby and misshapen, with a papery skin and flesh the texture of a radish when eaten raw, and creamy like a potato when cooked.
Sickle cell anemia is the most common inherited blood disorder inthe US It causes red blood cells to become misshapen.
Einstein was born with an abnormally large and generally misshapen head.
(May 17, 2012) My wife and I have a misshapen dog named Delroy.
But it was a huge, misshapen fish with grotesque leathery skin.
Fruits from infected trees fall prematurely and are bitter, misshapen and green .
The Misshapen Jack-O- Lantern Tour rolls on through the month of October.
Oblong and misshapen rocks can be turned into shiny circus seals.
Alas, no one is talking about fixing a misshapen and abused tax code.