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

  • adj. Not shaped or formed. See Synonyms at shapeless.
  • adj. Imperfectly shaped or formed.

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  • adj. Having no distinct shape; formless or amorphous

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not shaped; shapeless; misshapen; deformed; ugly.

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

  • adj. incompletely or imperfectly shaped


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un- +‎ shaped


  • No, I troubled little as to any earthly future, although I admit that in this oasis of calm I reflected upon that state where past, present and future will all be one; also that those reflections, which were in their essence a kind of unshaped prayer, brought much calm to my spirit.

    The Ivory Child

  • I had gone to the Senate almost completely unshaped on Vietnam and foreign policy in general.

    The Good Fight

  • I-cord bind off is no more difficult that three needle bind off and I like the way it looks on an unshaped shoulder seam - I did it on a ribwarmer.

    Jean's Knitting

  • Young Tom Riddle foreshadows the potential of an unshaped psyche.

    Kelley Harrell: Harry Potter and the Elder Futhark

  • The stars themselves, some shaped, others unshaped

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  • Yes, our perceptions really were this shallow and unshaped by the Internet and real-time journalism that jades us all today, and two, that this film broke apart the American paradigm and exposed its weaknesses.

    Over / Under: American Beauty «

  • Your eyes did see my unshaped flesh; for in your book all things are written.

    The Ten Commandments

  • A junk policeman Nicholas Cage modeled with a rarefied, unshaped psychology, with showered violence rented from some cheap "B" movies and an overall, final message "catholethical" and old-fashioned, anti-Yankees flavored.

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  • On the other hand the aim is to think through playful experience somewhat like William James thought through religious experience, and thereby be ready to understand how a readiness to improvise, and all the rest, may be something we find in the same wide variety as James found the spiritual; never found unshaped by culturo-historical circumstances, certainly, but easier to recognize for being articulated in a heuristic fashion.

    Game as Cultural Form, Play as Disposition

  • They fall into waiting, into some unshaped anxiety that stiffens the shoulder muscles and sends them to the watercooler to drink and spit.



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