Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Abnormally or faultily formed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not formed correctly; misshapen; deformed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Ill-formed; marked by malformation.

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

  • adj. so badly formed or out of shape as to be ugly

Etymologies

From mal- +‎ formed. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In the room and mired in crusted sap were the leathery remains of a creature referred to as a malformed alligator.

    Abomination at the Shilkie

  • So, this whole idea of the violence spilling over is really, I think, kind of malformed or a bit sensationalizing the violence in Mexico, which is very real but the violence already exists in the United States, even though there isn't a national kind of political understanding or consciousness, if you will, about how that violence is related to drug trafficking and drug distribution.

    CNN Transcript Mar 27, 2009

  • In Nature et grâce, he started by admitting that God could have acted by particular volitions to prevent natural evils such as malformed offspring (a fitting example given his own malformed spine), and thus could have produced a more perfect world than He actually did create.

    Nicolas Malebranche

  • Given your attitude about an Iraqi Vet with both legs blown off not deserving any special consideration as "malformed", under capitalism, or your possible belief that the blind should compete with a sighted person heads up on whoever gets the latte`s out faster - spare me your version of ugly capitalism.

    A benevolent law plays out unfairly in real life. Surprised?

  • - Don't allow upload of random files such as malformed JPGs which can include executable code;

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • However, there's a distinct possibility that the pattern will change again, potentially by correcting the "malformed" hello so that it is valid and thus making a connection and delivering itself.

    Latest News from SOA World Magazine

  • Some nonzero interval of time -- varying on the developer in question -- you might manage to create 'malformed' messages for a variety of reasons; to prevent the collection tasks from continually revisiting the same broken messages:

    Softpedia - Windows - All

  • Groups caring for children born with horrific deformities from Agent Orange - such as malformed limbs and no eyes - are wondering why they haven't seen any of that money.

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • The valve may be severely malformed, and placed lower than in a normal heart; as a result the right atrium may be larger and the right ventricle smaller than normal.

    Ebstein’s Anomaly of the Tricuspid Valve

  • Similarly, removal of a malformed lung lobe would be called “thoracoscopic lobectomy.”

    Minimally Invasive Surgery

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