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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disfiguredadjective

    having the appearance spoiled

    "a disfigured face"; "strip mining left a disfigured landscape"


  1. disfigured

    Disfigurement is the state of having one's appearance deeply and persistently harmed medically, such as from a disease, birth defect, or wound. General societal attitudes towards disfigurement have varied greatly across cultures and over time, with cultures possessing strong social stigma against it often causing psychological distress to disfigured individuals. Alternatively, many societies have regarded some forms of disfigurement in a medical, scientific context where someone having ill will against the disfigured is viewed as anathema. In various religious and spiritual contexts, disfigurement has been variously described as being a punishment from the divine for sin (such as Yahweh's defacement of Cain for Abel's murder in Judaism), as being (such as Paul of the New Testament's arguments about Christ's sufferings) caused by supernatural forces of hate and evil against the good and just, which will be later atoned for, or as being without explanation per se with people just having to endure. The topic has been frequently commented on and referred to in a great many forms of fictional media as well. Villainous examples include the iconic fiend The Joker from various DC Comics and the mysterious figure with a "red right hand" from the song of the same name by the band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Heroic examples include Daredevil, a crime-fighter who was rendered blind (from Marvel Comics), and the compassionate character Edward Scissorhands from the film of the same name. There are also antiheroes, such as Deadpool, who was scarred from the healing factor given to him.


  1. disfigured

    Disfigured refers to the state of being damaged, altered, distorted, or deformed in appearance or shape, often in a way that makes something or someone less attractive or recognizable. This could be due to an injury, disease, surgery, or other physical changes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disfigured

    of Disfigure

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of disfigured in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of disfigured in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of disfigured in a Sentence

  1. House Speaker Paul Ryan:

    Here's what I can control. If I see episodes where conservatism is being disfigured. If I see ideas and comments that mislead the people as to who we are as Republicans I'm going to speak out on those.

  2. Scott C. Holstad:

    There are two of me now, old and disfigured, new and disheveled. A crinkled, yellow newspaper balled up in the fireplace, spidery face, rotted jaw, sewn and resewn.

  3. Charleston Animal Society:

    A large part of her tongue may need to be removed surgically if the tissue dies from the lack of blood flow. She may be severely disfigured, or the large amount of dead tissue may cause life-threatening complications.

  4. Fatou Bensouda:

    The LRA has reportedly killed tens of thousands and displaced millions of people; terrorized civilians, abducted children and forced them to kill and serve as sex slaves. They have hacked off limbs and horribly disfigured men, women and children.

  5. But Stratton:

    You can see [Junior] crying when he sees his father and how he’s basically disfigured by cancer, but even with cancer, his father is making jokes about it. He’s talking about how he had half of his face removed, how he had some muscle taken off and put on his face. He’s like, ‘Yeah, I told your mother I don’t even have tits anymore.’.

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