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ill-formed

[il-fawrmd] /ˈɪlˈfɔrmd/
adjective
1.
badly formed.
2.
Linguistics. not conforming to the rules of a given language; ungrammatical (opposed to well-formed).
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75
Related forms
ill-formedness
[il-fawr-mid-nis, -fawrmd-] /ˈɪlˈfɔr mɪd nɪs, -ˈfɔrmd-/ (Show IPA),
noun
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  • But our arms, shoulders, and chests are ill-formed and weak.
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  • Doctors are famous for having ill-formed opinions regarding people's health.

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