Deformity

De*form"i*ty

(?), n.;
pl. Deformities (#).
[L. deformitas, fr. deformis: cf. OF. deformet, deformit, F. difformit. 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.
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To make an envious mountain on my back,
Where sits deformity to mock my body.
Shak.
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2. Anything that destroys beauty, grace, or propriety; irregularity; absurdity; gross deviation from order or the established laws of propriety; as, deformity in an edifice; deformity of character.
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Confounded, that her Maker's eyes
Should look so near upon her foul deformities.
Milton.
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