disfigurement

  • 1Disfigurement — is the state of having one s appearance deeply and persistently harmed medically, as from a disease, birth defect, or wound. Disfigurement, whether caused by a benign or malignant condition, often leads to severe psychosocial problems such as… …

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  • 2Disfigurement — Dis*fig ure*ment, n. 1. Act of disfiguring, or state of being disfigured; deformity. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. That which disfigures; a defacement; a blot. [1913 Webster] Uncommon expressions . . . are a disfigurement rather than any… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3disfigurement — index defacement, flaw Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4disfigurement — 1630s, from DISFIGURE (Cf. disfigure) + MENT (Cf. ment) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5disfigurement — [dis fig′yə rā′shəndis fig′yərmənt] n. 1. a disfiguring or being disfigured 2. anything that disfigures; blemish; defect; deformity: Also disfiguration [dis fig′yə rā′shən] …

    English World dictionary

  • 6disfigurement — [[t]dɪsfɪ̱gə(r)mənt, AM gjər [/t]] disfigurements N VAR: oft supp N A disfigurement is something, for example a scar, that spoils a person s appearance. He had surgery to correct a facial disfigurement. Syn: blemish …

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  • 7disfigurement — noun 1) the disfigurement of Victorian buildings Syn: defacement, spoiling, scarring, uglification, mutilation, damage, vandalizing, ruin 2) a permanent facial disfigurement Syn: blemish, flaw, defect …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 8disfigurement — That which impairs or injures the beauty, symmetry, or appearance of a person or thing; that which renders unsightly, misshapen, or imperfect, or deforms in some manner. Superior Mining Co. v Industrial Com. 309 Ill 339, 141 NE 165. A change of… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 9disfigurement — disfigure ► VERB ▪ spoil the appearance of. DERIVATIVES disfiguration noun disfigurement noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10disfigurement — noun 1. the act of damaging the appearance or surface of something the defacement of an Italian mosaic during the Turkish invasion he objected to the dam s massive disfigurement of the landscape • Syn: ↑defacement, ↑disfiguration • Derivationally …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 11disfigurement — noun see disfigure …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12disfigurement — /dis fig yeuhr meuhnt/; Brit. /dis fig euhr meuhnt/, n. 1. an act or instance of disfiguring. 2. a disfigured condition. 3. something that disfigures, as a scar. Also called disfiguration. [1625 35; DISFIGURE + MENT] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 13disfigurement — noun The result of disfiguring; the state of being disfigured; defacement; deformity; disfiguration …

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  • 14disfigurement — Synonyms and related words: birthmark, blackhead, bleb, blemish, blister, bowlegs, bulla, cacophony, camelback, check, cicatrix, cleft palate, clubfoot, clumsiness, comedo, crack, crater, craze, crookback, defacement, defect, deformation,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 15disfigurement — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A disfiguring abnormality of shape or form: deformity, malformation. See BEAUTIFUL …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16disfigurement — dis fig·ure·ment || mÉ™nt n. defacement, mutilation, deformity …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17disfigurement — n. 1. Defacement, injury, deforming, marring, blemishing, spoiling. 2. Deformity, blemish, injury …

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  • 18disfigurement — n 1. defacement, deformation, distortion, disfeaturement, impairment, injury, uglifica tion; vandalism, destruction, damage. 2. ugliness, unsightliness, unattractiveness; hideousness, horribleness, horridness, frightfulness, repulsiveness. 3.… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 19disfigurement — dis·fig·ure·ment …

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  • 20disfigurement — /dɪsˈfɪgəmənt/ (say dis figuhmuhnt) noun 1. the act of disfiguring. 2. disfigured condition. 3. something that disfigures. Also, disfiguration /dɪsˌfɪgjəˈreɪʃən/ (say dis.figyuh rayshuhn) …

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