(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. amorphous, vague, ill-defined; disorganized; misshapen, distorted; unshapely, blobby. See formlessness. Ant., shapely.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Formless]
Syn. indistinct, indefinite, invisible, amorphous, amorphic, vague, anomalous, without character, without shape, without form, lacking form, inchoate, unformed, unmade, not formed, not made, not created, with no definite outline; see also uncertain 2 .
Ant. formed*, distinct, molded.
2. [Deformed]
Syn. misshapen, irregular, unshapely, unsymmetrical, mutilated, disfigured, malformed, ill-formed, abnormal; see also deformed .
Ant. regular*, symmetrical, shapely.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
formless, amorphous, irregular, nebulous, indefinite, ill-defined, asymmetrical, vague, misshapen.
ANT.: well-defined, formed, symmetrical
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Having no distinct shape: amorphous, formless, inchoate, unformed, unshaped. See ORDER.

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