Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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disfigure + -ment

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

    “Elantris” by Brandon Sanderson (Tor, 2005) « The BookBanter Blog

  • 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

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

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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.

    Personal Injury

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

    Sui Generis--a New York law blog:

  • 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.

    Sui Generis--a New York law blog:

  • 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.

    Personal Injury

  • 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

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