Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The result of disfiguring; the state of being disfigured; defacement; deformity; disfiguration.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Act of disfiguring, or state of being disfigured; deformity.
  • n. That which disfigures; a defacement; a blot.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of disfiguring, or the state of being disfigured; blemish; defacement; change of external form for the worse.
  • n. Something that disfigures.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an appearance that has been spoiled or is misshapen
  • n. the act of damaging the appearance or surface of something

Etymologies

disfigure + -ment (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Theodore Bernstein 's 1965 tome "The Careful Writer," dedicates two pages to omitting articles, which he called a "disfigurement of the language."

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  • His disfigurement is hidden by his father, the king, and he is tossed into Elantris.

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  • In finding that a disfigurement is severe, plaintiff's injury must greatly alter the appearance of the face from its appearance before the accident.

    NY Court of Appeals

  • A disfigurement is severe if a reasonable person viewing the plaintiff's face in its altered state would regard the condition as abhorrently distressing, highly objectionable, shocking or extremely unsightly.

    NY Court of Appeals

  • Certain disfigurement and probable death followed for many individuals who in the normal course of events might not have caught the disease at all.

    Letters to the Editor

  • Anakin dons the big, black suit to hide his disfigurement from the lightsaber duels with Obi Wan.

    SW Episode III "Spoilers"

  • There was nothing that a grown-up would call disfigurement - except for that total disfigurement which is death itself.

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  • Down in the Phantom’s lair, Christine confronts the Phantom with the fact that his true disfigurement is that of his soul, not his face.

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  • At the time, police said the disfigurement was an attempt by the killer to conceal his victim's identity.

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  • The arch has been called a disfigurement, and as it was not originally intended such an opinion may be justifiable, and yet the beauty of the reticulated stonework and the consummate skill which conceived the bold simplicity of design is so satisfying that it is scarcely possible to wish that it were absent.

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