Definition of misshapen in English:

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Pronunciation: /misˈSHāpən/


Not having the normal or natural shape or form: misshapen fruit
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  • The syndrome, which leads to a deformed or misshapen head, is caused when a baby's head is in contact with a firm surface for lengthy periods.
  • Check it out in another 20 years and the likelihood is that it will be misshapen and deformed.
  • The fruits are misshapen and unnatural looking, a kind of elephantine mutation of, say, cherries.



Example sentences
  • Non-PostScript printers tend to print misshapenly and so are pretty useless for proofing purposes.
  • The common mussel Mytilus edulis can be so closely packed that their growth is affected and they grow misshapenly.
  • This gives the movie an excuse to actually turn into a bad music video for a minute or two, as the two girls strike poses with their handguns, interspersed with footage of the misshapenly bosomed models.


Example sentences
  • She still has a little misshapenness but now that she has hair you can hardly notice.
  • We recommend that you avoid excessively cleaning your sweater, since that might lead to misshapenness and the breaking down of some materials.
  • Similar to other fractures, the sooner the broken part is ‘set,’ the less likely permanent damage and misshapenness will result.

Words that rhyme with misshapen


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Syllabification: mis·shap·en

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