Definition of formless in English:

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formless

Pronunciation: /ˈfôrmləs/

adjective

Without a clear or definite shape or structure: a dark and formless idea
More example sentences
  • After months of seemingly formless frame work the shape of the new community is emerging as the cladding is added to the exterior.
  • She moved back, her formless shape guarding him, but not blocking the path.
  • There, in the flickering firelight, she saw some formless shape join two waiting others.
Synonyms
shapeless, amorphous, unshaped, indeterminate;
structureless, unstructured

Derivatives

formlessly

adverb
Example sentences
  • It's funny that the postwar children have come to be regarded as a formlessly liberal generation when, as I recall, one of the main projects was to confront the dark side of humankind in order to learn how it might be neutralised.
  • But despite its meticulous construction, upon casual listen the album can appear to be almost formlessly wispy.
  • On the way in you're resting formlessly in peace, and equanimity, and awareness, and bliss.

formlessness

noun
Example sentences
  • They are also quite preternaturally ugly, bringing a rude abbreviation to the extension of the leg and drawing attention to the unbeautiful formlessness of the shoe, and the cheapness of its material and fabrication.
  • But I've never felt the urge to convert anyone, feeling that everyone must clothe the formlessness of God in the form that best suits them, culturally and temperamentally.
  • He goes on to describe this notion of chaos as ‘that yawning abyss of formlessness from which all escaped’.

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Syllabification: form·less

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