Meaning of shapeless in English:


Pronunciation /ˈʃeɪplɪs/

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  • (especially of a garment) lacking a distinctive or attractive shape.

    ‘she wore a shapeless frock and no make-up’
    • ‘A heavyset woman in the rough shapeless dress of a common country woman came out of the house as they approached, looking rather taken aback by them all.’
    • ‘Her clothing was shapeless and indistinct, a dark covering that did little more than drape over her shoulders.’
    • ‘She too was dressed in animal skins, a short dress which showed off the outline of her body in a way the shapeless dresses she had worn in the Village never could.’
    • ‘I myself wore a shapeless dress that appeared to be yellowing with age, but was actually intended to be that colour.’
    • ‘He was still in his work clothes, namely, shapeless trousers and a rugby top that all the staff, male and female, had to wear.’
    • ‘Emma's miniskirt formed an incongruous addition to this parade of shapeless sack dresses, zip off trousers and sandals.’
    • ‘She was wearing the most shapeless bag of a dress, more of a cloth sack, actually, and was pressing her books to her chest, humming as she walked to school.’
    • ‘Dull, padded beige jackets and shapeless viscose dresses will go, in favour of the sheepskin gilets and long woollen cardigans sported by the rest of the high street.’
    • ‘She was almost embarrassed by the plain, shapeless white dress she wore.’
    • ‘The youngest was skinny and shapeless in a flowery dress.’
    • ‘Laid out on the bed was a long sleeved, shapeless, faded black dress with patches at the bottom.’
    • ‘Culture is, of course, yet another of those large, baggy, rather shapeless words which this story keeps stumbling over.’
    • ‘Russia is no longer the land of shapeless shifts and ill-fitting polyester shirts.’
    • ‘Her body was also shapeless, hidden under a long dress.’
    • ‘In addition there was a fellow in a brown bowler hat, another in a shapeless cloth cap with a peak, and both added their encouragements, turning to Waistcoat in a laconic collusion.’
    • ‘In the salty dark, we're moved by some shapeless desire-no barracuda lust for flesh, no migratory edict driving us to thrash and leap upstream.’
    • ‘Ferran has cropped the images and displayed the women anonymously: shapeless, uniformed midsections reflecting stolen identities.’
    • ‘The new download world will hopefully see an end to those shapeless 20-track CD monsters that seemed to equate quality with amount, as if you weigh music by the kilo.’
    • ‘For Sigmund Freud, childhood was a paradox in that one's identity emerges at the very time when one's morals and emotions are shapeless.’
    • ‘It was shapeless and somewhat distorted (thanks to the relentless sun's rays), yet it was highly visible.’
    formless, amorphous, unformed, indefinite, nebulous
    baggy, badly cut, sacklike, tentlike, oversized, boyfriend, sagging, saggy, slouchy, ill-fitting, ill-proportioned, inelegant, unshapely, formless
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