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amorphous

a·mor·phous

amorphous

 
pronunciation:
mor fihs
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: lacking definite form, shape, or character.
He realized that the amorphous mass in the boat was a dead jellyfish.
synonyms:
formless, indefinite, indeterminate, shapeless, undefined, unorganized, vague
similar words:
chaotic, nebulous, unformed
definition 2: not organized into an obvious structure.
synonyms:
undefined, unorganized, unstructured, vague
similar words:
chaotic, nebulous, unformed
derivations: amorphously (adv.), amorphousness (n.)
Word Parts
The word amorphous contains the following parts:
a-1, an-1 Greek prefix that means not, without
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Words prefixed with a-1, an-1 are nouns and adjectives. Some are loanwords from Greek (amorphous , atrophy ). Others are English formations, which may attach the prefix to English words of Latin origin (asocial , amoral ) or Greek origin (apolitical). The form a-1 is used before bases beginning with a consonant, while an-1 is used before bases beginning with a vowel.