early 15c., diformyte, from Old French deformité "deformity, disfigurement," from Latin deformitatem (nominative deformitas) "ugliness," from deformis "misformed, misshapen," from deformare (see deform).
1. Drugs taken during pregnancy may cause physical deformity in babies.
2. This document embodies the concern of the government for the deformity.
3. His deformity totally disabled him from following his vocation.
4. The bones begin to grind against each other, leading to pain and deformity.
5. He did not like anyone to mention the deformity.