informous

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin informis +‎ -ous.

Adjective[edit]

informous (comparative more informous, superlative most informous)

  1. (now rare, poetic) Misshapen; having no real form.
    • 1646, Sir Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica, III.6:
      That a bear brings forth her young informous and unshapen, which she fashioneth after by licking them over, is an opinion not only vulgar, and common with us at present, but hath been of old delivered by ancient writers.