Deformity and Injury


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Deformity noun – Something that spoils the appearance or completeness of a thing.
Usage example: a primitive culture that cast aside infants born with deformities, allowing them to die of exposure to the elements

Injury and deformity are semantically related. in disfigurement topic. In some cases you can use "Injury" instead a noun "Deformity".
Nearby Words: deform, deformation
Synonyms for Deformity


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Injury noun – Something that causes loss or pain.
Deformity and injury are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Deformity" instead a noun "Injury".
Nearby Words: injure, injured, injurious, injuring, injuriously
Synonyms for Injury

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physical physical deformity physical injury
similar similar deformity similar injury
visible visible deformity visible injury
actual actual deformity actual injury
Other adjectives: severe, extreme, serious, horrible, mental, minor, worst, crippling, facial, spinal.

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  • Film / The Phantom of the Opera (1925) Chaney's deformed head resembles the "death's head" the book describes, and is a deformity from birth as in the book, unlike most later adaptations in which it is an injury.
  • Body Horror This trope is difficult to pin down, as it has a wide range of potential applications and invocations, but what they all hinge upon is the Primal Fear of the Uncanny Valley, deformity, parasites, contamination, the ravages of disease, and the aftermath of bodily injury.
    Source: Body Horror
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