disfigured disfigured  /dɪs ˈfɪɡ jərd/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) having the appearance spoiled

Usage(s):

  1. Her cover-girl face disfigured with cuts and bruises, the former Charlie's Angel movingly conveys both the helplessness and the courage of a woman trapped in a nightmare.
  2. Ambulances and private cars ferried maimed and disfigured victims for emergency treatment to Tarragona, Valencia and 120 miles northeast to Barcelona.
  3. Videotapes circulated by the Azerbaijanis include images of disfigured civilians, some of them scalped, others shot through the head.

News

  • Blinded by the White: After $10 M. Renovation, Newly Limestoned 45 East 74th Asks $30 M.

    White limestone: for when you really want to make a statement. There are renovations, and then there's 45 East 74th Street . Originally built in 1879, the Upper East Side townhouse was tragically disfigured in the 1950s by a renovation that removed its stoop, stripped it of its cornice, clad it in boring red brick and punched holes in its lackluster façade for air conditioning units. But after ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The New York Observer

Quotes

  1. The US Securities and Exchange Commission suit last week against Goldman Sachs shows "the recklessness and greed that disfigured the banking industry," Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg said today in London. "We believe Goldman Sachs should...
    on Apr 20, 2010 By: Nick Clegg Source: BusinessWeek

  2. Recalling Christmas homilies of the fourth-century Bishop Gregory of Nyssa, who lamented a "universe torn and disfigured by sin," the Pope asked: "What would he say if he could see the state of the world today, through the abuse of energy and...
    on Dec 24, 2007 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: NEWS.com.au

  3. "Too often she (the Church) is weighed down and burdened with the sins and failings of her children; too often she appears disfigured and discouraged," Pell told the Pope.
    on Jul 19, 2008 By: Cardinal George Pell Source: TVNZ

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