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[fawrm-lis] /ˈfɔrm lɪs/
lacking a definite or regular form or shape; shapeless.
Origin of formless
1585-95; form + -less
Related forms
formlessly, adverb
formlessness, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for formless
  • His dance is beautiful, but also desperate and formless.
  • Gases are formless fluids that expand to occupy the space or enclosure in which they are confined.
  • It is to work with few limits, to choose openness and to recognize the formless as presence.
  • Gases are formless fluids at room temperature and pressure, retaining no specific volume or shape.
  • Gases are formless at room temperature and fill the shape of the space they are in.
  • Rapidly rises the majestic moon that whitens the night and brings out formless shapes of the city but does not lighten.
  • The concepts of bold and gentle, form and formless, active and serene arouse the viewers.
British Dictionary definitions for formless


without a definite shape or form; amorphous
Derived Forms
formlessly, adverb
formlessness, noun
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Word Origin and History for formless

1590s, from form (n.) + -less. Related: Formlessly; formlessness.

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