De*form"i*ty (?), n.; pl. Deformities (#). [L. deformitas, fr. deformis: cf. OF. deformet'e, deformit'e, F. difformit'e. See Deform, v. & a., and cf. Disformity.]

1.

The state of being deformed; want of proper form or symmetry; any unnatural form or shape; distortion; irregularity of shape or features; ugliness.

To make an envious mountain on my back, Where sits deformity to mock my body. Shak.

2.

Anything that destroys beauty, grace, or propriety; irregularity; absurdity; gross deviation from other or the established laws of propriety; as, deformity in an edifice; deformity of character.

Confounded, that her Maker's eyes Should look so near upon her foul deformities. Milton.

 

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