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[sheyp-lis] /ˈʃeɪp lɪs/
having no definite or regular shape or form:
a shapeless mass of clay.
lacking beauty or elegance of form.
Origin of shapeless
1250-1300; shape + -less; replacing Middle English scaples
Related forms
shapelessly, adverb
shapelessness, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for shapeless
  • These processes do not occur on shapeless, inert asteroids.
  • On the other hand was the shapeless will of the proletariat-the workmen, common soldiers and poor peasants.
  • At the table tennis, for instance, the athletes tend to wear shapeless shirts with shorts of a distressingly outdated fashion.
  • She is wearing a shapeless blue-gray tunic with gray track pants.
  • It would become boring, but more deeply it would become shapeless.
  • The gray underside of the cloud is shapeless and may resemble fog.
  • Natural gas is a colorless, shapeless, and odorless gas.
  • Denotes a shapeless, fluid composition of high incompressibility.
British Dictionary definitions for shapeless


having no definite shape or form: a shapeless mass, a shapeless argument
lacking a symmetrical or aesthetically pleasing shape: a shapeless figure
Derived Forms
shapelessly, adverb
shapelessness, noun
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Word Origin and History for shapeless

c.1300, from shape (n.) + -less. Related: Shapelessly; shapelessness.

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