Definitions

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  • adj. Having an abnormally curved or hunched back

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a humped back.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a hunched or crooked back.

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

  • adj. characteristic of or suffering from kyphosis, an abnormality of the vertebral column

Etymologies

hunchback +‎ -ed (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He's doing some kind of hunchbacked moonwalk or Robot maneuver.

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  • Those were their cards and they had to play them, willy-nilly, hunchbacked or straight backed, crippled or clean-limbed, addle-pated or clear - headed.

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  • The third general--an old, hunchbacked man dressed in rags, with a scraggily beard and wild left eye--stepped forward.

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  • At La Schiavia, hunchbacked thistle stems were turned into a warm, delicate flan, accompanied by a bagna càuda sauce and a glass of local Barbera wine, and while the words "hunchback" and "thistle" don't generally set people's mouths watering, in Mr. Abrile's restaurant the result was downright delightful.

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  • The cardo gobbo hunchbacked thistle is a perfect example.

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  • Expressionist distortions abound, from the angular streets to hunchbacked nine-year-old Lieschen whose "torso stood oddly twisted on its own axis".

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  • Shakespeare’s later play about Richard III, which cast the Plantagenet king as a scheming hunchbacked usurper who murdered his nephews, the Princes in the Tower, so he could steal their throne for himself.

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  • But as a grownup, Mattlin says, his disability can make the holiday feel unsettling BEN MATTLIN: I never thought about a connection between disabilities and Halloween til I learned of the once-common fear of deformities - the limping, hunchbacked, hook-handed or one-eyed monsters of ancient fairy tales and old horror movies.

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  • His clashes with Gerhard Siegel's penetrating Mime, grotesquely hunchbacked and absurd in the extremity of his fawning and malevolence, took on a broad, cartoonish humor that worked.

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  • McCartney's other find was The Iveys, more Welsh people, who were rechristened Badfinger and inserted into the soundtrack of the film "The Magic Christian," in which Ringo played a hunchbacked dwarf.

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