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English noun: deformity

1. deformity (state) an affliction in which some part of the body is misshapen or malformed

Synonymsmalformation, misshapenness

Broader (hypernym)affliction

Narrower (hyponym)Arnold-Chiari deformity, chicken breast, clawfoot, cleft foot, clubfoot, pes cavus, pigeon breast, plagiocephaly, scaphocephaly, talipes, valgus, varus

2. deformity (attribute) an appearance that has been spoiled or is misshapen

SamplesThere were distinguishing disfigurements on the suspect's back.
Suffering from facial disfiguration.

Synonymsdisfiguration, disfigurement

Broader (hypernym)appearance, visual aspect

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