Definitions

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  • n. irregularity or diversity of form; lack of uniformity

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Irregularity of form; diversity of form; want of uniformity.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Difference or diversity in form; lack of uniformity.

Etymologies

Compare French difformité. See difform, deformity. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Lastly, the end and purpose of creation sets before man the first ideal and norm of life; and thus the final reason of the distinction between right and wrong conduct is found in the conformity of the one and the difformity of the other with the orginal exemplar in the Creator's mind.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery

  • For a moral act is one that is freely elicited with the knowledge of its conformity with or difformity from, the law of practical reason proximately and the law of God ultimately.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize

  • Uniformity and conformity, she observed, had their day; but now, thank the stars of the present day, irregularity and difformity bear the bell, and have the majority. '

    The Absentee

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