Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not shapely; not well-formed; ill-formed.

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  • adjective Not having a distinct shape

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

  • adjective not well-proportioned and pleasing in shape

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Examples

  • Short, unshapely and not always able to produce respectable middle-class vowel sounds, HG Wells was perhaps the least likely sex machine in literary history.

    A Man of Parts by David Lodge – review

  • Now, quit trying to pretend you're Chile, manifest your unshapely destiny, start eating more Ding Dongs, and save Hostess.

    Todd Hartley: I'm With Stupid: Setting My Own Stupid Record Straight

  • There was a row of mis shapen, unshapely, fat, old bottoms, outlined in stretchy pants.

    Modest Feminine Dress From the Pages of 1990 Victoria Magazine

  • Now, quit trying to pretend you're Chile, manifest your unshapely destiny, start eating more Ding Dongs, and save Hostess.

    Todd Hartley: I'm With Stupid: Setting My Own Stupid Record Straight

  • If this had been years ago, Eilis thought, she would have worried during the entire journey from Enniscorthy about her swimsuit and its style, about whether she was too unshapely or awkward on the beach, or what George and Jim would think of her.

    Brooklyn

  • If this had been years ago, Eilis thought, she would have worried during the entire journey from Enniscorthy about her swimsuit and its style, about whether she was too unshapely or awkward on the beach, or what George and Jim would think of her.

    Brooklyn

  • If this had been years ago, Eilis thought, she would have worried during the entire journey from Enniscorthy about her swimsuit and its style, about whether she was too unshapely or awkward on the beach, or what George and Jim would think of her.

    Brooklyn

  • It's an unshapely classic, full of flaws: the gang's idyllic interlude in a Mexican village exudes gringo sentimentality, and Peckinpah, under the influence of "" The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, '' overworks the stagy effect of hearty, ironic laughter.

    The Return Of A Bloody Great Classic

  • I once watched an episode of Good Eats where Alton Brown completely missed this point, and his unshapely “dumplings” settled on their convex sides.

    Rats!

  • Through the Coan silk it is as easy for you to see as if she were naked, whether she has an unshapely leg, whether her foot is ugly; her waist you can examine with your eyes.

    Satyricon

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