American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Lacking a definite shape.
- adj. Lacking symmetrical or attractive form; not shapely.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Destitute of regular form; wanting symmetry of dimensions; deformed; amorphous.
- That has no shaping tendency or effect; that effects nothing.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Destitute of shape or regular form; wanting symmetry of dimensions; misshapen; -- opposed to
- adj. having no definite form or distinct shape
- adj. lacking symmetry or attractive form
- shape + -less (Wiktionary)
“(And of course one of the obvious reasons why lab coats are pretty shapeless is that they are designed to fit over your clothing, which may or may not be form fitting.)”
“Even the gaunt women in shapeless garments who always came to the door to watch the wagon train go by were not unlike the stiff wooden figures of Mrs. Noah.”
“This seems to render the name shapeless and improbable.”
“And I can't understand why My Effortless Brilliance was so disliked by audiences; I've heard it described as shapeless and dull, but I was riveted by the tensions in the character relations and the fearless mix of charm and vanity in the performance by”
“In fact, what abortion defenders refer to as a shapeless “blob of tissue” is in reality so clearly human that the truth must be carefully withheld from potential abortion customers or abortion providers would go out of business overnight.”
“He is called in various places villain, slave and tortoise; a moon-calf, that is, a shapeless lump; a fish, with legs like a man and fins like arms; a puppy-headed monster; a man monster; half a fish and half a monster; a plain fish; a mis-shaped knave; "as strange a thing as e'er I looked upon;" and it is said of him that his manners are as disproportioned as his shape.”
“Think of coral-animals as being referred to as shapeless worms that "writhe and shrink their tortuous bodies to grotesque dimensions"!”
“He was wearing a light-colored raincoat and the kind of shapeless light-colored beanie hat that old guys wear on the golf course when the sun is out or the rain is falling.”
“And Ariel Durant, who's wrapped in this kind of shapeless shmatte and there's this little old lady with gray hair, had the face of Madam”
“Knowledge or perception of the overlie [the Ideas] but only a dim awareness of the underlie, the shapeless which is not an Ideal-Principle.”
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