disfigurement

تشويه

noun

  1. The result of disfiguring; the state of being disfigured; defacement; deformity; disfiguration.

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Examples

  • Theodore Bernstein 's 1965 tome "The Careful Writer," dedicates two pages to omitting articles, which he called a "disfigurement of the language."

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  • His disfigurement is hidden by his father, the king, and he is tossed into Elantris.

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  • In finding that a disfigurement is severe, plaintiff's injury must greatly alter the appearance of the face from its appearance before the accident.

    Personal Injury

  • A disfigurement is severe if a reasonable person viewing the plaintiff's face in its altered state would regard the condition as abhorrently distressing, highly objectionable, shocking or extremely unsightly.

    Personal Injury

  • Certain disfigurement and probable death followed for many individuals who in the normal course of events might not have caught the disease at all.

    Letters to the Editor

Wikipedia

This individual suffers from hand eczema, which causes much harm to the skin.

Disfigurement is the state of having one's appearance deeply and persistently harmed medically, such as from a disease, birth defect, or wound. General societal attitudes towards disfigurement have varied greatly across cultures and over time, with cultures possessing strong social stigma against it often causing psychological distress to disfigured individuals. Alternatively, many societies have regarded some forms of disfigurement in a medical, scientific context where someone having ill will against the disfigured is viewed as anathema. In various religious and spiritual contexts, disfigurement has been variously described as being as a punishment from the divine for sin (such as Yahweh's defacement of Cain for Abel's murder in Judaism), as being (such as Paul of the New Testament's arguments about Christ's sufferings) caused by supernatural forces of hate and evil against the good and just, which will be later atoned for, or as being without explanation per se with people just having to endure.

The topic has been frequently commented on and referred to in a great many forms of fictional media as well. Villainous examples include the iconic fiend The Joker from various DC Comics and the mysterious figure with a "red right hand" from the song of the same name by band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Heroic examples include Daredevil, a crime-fighter who was rendered blind (from Marvel Comics), and the compassionate character Edward Scissorhands from the film of the same name.

Related Words For disfigurement

hypernym

appearance

visual aspect

harm

synonym

deformity

defacement

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mutilation

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