Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of disfiguring or marring the external form of; defacement.
- n. The state of being disfigured; disfigurement; deformity.
- n. The act of disfiguring, spoiling the appearance of something or someone; the state of being disfigured.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of disfiguring, or the state of being disfigured; defacement; deformity; disfigurement.
- n. the act of damaging the appearance or surface of something
- n. an appearance that has been spoiled or is misshapen
- disfigure + -tion (Wiktionary)
“* The rule of disfiguration: discrediting the opposition by crude smears and parodies.”
“This issue kicks off with a group of Spanish soldiers carousing and laughing in a tavern, mocking their recent disfiguration of a local rabble-rouser.”
“After all, disfiguration, of the physical and mental variety, are often byproducts of conflict and the greater the colouration the greater the sense of victory.”
“Strong winds aloft are likely the source of its disfiguration, and additional development is unlikely.”
“How many tragedies with the death, maiming, and permanent disfiguration (countless statistics with small children, in particular) will it take to show the more-than-obvious menace that irresponsible pet ownership poses?”
“In many circumstances, the bones heal in an incorrect position, leading to a severe disfiguration of the foot.”
““I resist it to-day, and always,” he declared, adding, “I say, sir, that according to my conscientious convictions, we are now fixing upon the constitution of the United States and upon our form of government a monstrosity—a disfiguration—an enormity.””
“Lena looked for the classic signs of stroke—facial disfiguration, curled fingers—but saw none.”
“But you must know that the christian church started a process of disfiguration after the third century that reached it's top during the middle ages, this process turned christianity into a religion that would have been unrecognizable for the early believers; after reformation the church started to see her way back into the original teachings.”
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