Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Irregularity; deformity; abnormality.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Departure from the ordinary type; irregularity; monstrosity.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • It is against all logic that medieval people bought extremely costly materials like gold thread and fine silk to weave enormously fine fabrics and embroider them all over with beautiful, awe-inspiring motifs using a huge, bulky needle bodkin only, dragging this huge metal abnormity through their costly fine fabric!

    Gory Needle Details

  • It is against all logic that medieval people bought extremely costly materials like gold thread and fine silk to weave enormously fine fabrics and embroider them all over with beautiful, awe-inspiring motifs using a huge, bulky needle bodkin only, dragging this huge metal abnormity through their costly fine fabric!

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • The term. and dragging this huge metal abnormity through their costly fine fabric!

    Steel Needles, Take Two

  • The term. and dragging this huge metal abnormity through their costly fine fabric!

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • The reason for it is this: that fair hair and blue eyes are a deviation from the type and almost constitute an abnormity, analogous to white mice, or at any rate white horses.

    Essays of Schopenhauer

  • Dr. Langenbeck mentions a family of Silesian peasants who seemed to have an hereditary predisposition to the abnormity known as microcephalism, or small-headedness.

    Lippincott's Magazine, October 1885

  • He was sure that even the crimes that were due to abnormity would cease of themselves when there were no longer hidden reminders of misery in the community.

    Pelle the Conqueror — Complete

  • He was sure that even the crimes that were due to abnormity would cease of themselves when there were no longer hidden reminders of misery in the community.

    Pelle the Conqueror — Volume 04

  • I'm an animated dollar mark, a financial abnormity, with just about as much chance of being loved for myself alone as a fox in November.

    Madcap

  • And this one -- Hermia Challoner, an enthusiast without a mission -- a feminine abnormity, half child, half oracle, wholly irresponsible and yet, by the same token, wholly and delightfully human!

    Madcap

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