Word of the Week (WOW): Amorphous

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This post is in response to Heena Rathore P.’s Word of the Week (WOW). This weekly meme is a great way of improving your vocabulary. I’ve learnt so much more about my WOW word while researching for this post!

If you wish to participate, simply create a post with your word and leave a link in a comment on Heena’s WOW post.

Here’s my WOW for this week:

amorphous

Word
Amorphous

Part of Speech
Adjective
(adverb: amorphously; noun: amorphousness; noun: amorphism)

Pronunciation
a-mor-phous (ə-môr′fəs)

Meaning
1) lacking definite shape, formless.
2) of no recognisable character or type, having no pattern or structure, unorganised.
3) (of rocks, etc) not having a crystalline structure.

Synonyms
1) shapeless, vague, nondescript, indeterminate, nebulous, formless, inchoate, characterless, unformed, unshaped, unshapen
2) unstructured, irregular,
3) uncrystallised

Antonyms
1) definite, distinct, formed, shaped, shapen
2) coherent, ordered, orderly, organized, clear, decided, , structured
3) crystalline

Word Origin
1725-35, from Modern Latin amorphus, from Greek ámorphos: “without form, shapeless, deformed”.

Use in a sentence
1) The spirit drifted through the building in an amorphous cloud, seeping through every nook and cranny as it explored.
2) He poured out his words in an amorphous style that to shifted and twisted as he wrote.
3) The curl of amber hid amidst the rock, it’s amorphous structure catching the light for the first time in centuries.

If you want to discover more great words then visit Heena’s page Word Treasure.

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16 Comments on “Word of the Week (WOW): Amorphous

    • I knew the more literary applications (‘an amorphous shape’) – I didn’t know the more scientific meanings until looking it up for this post!

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  1. Great word and great challenge! I also have dictionary.com send me a word a day !Love language too!

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  2. There’s one I haven’t seen since high school! It’s a fun sounding word, I don’t know why it’s not used more often.

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  3. There prevailed an atmosphere of amorphosness but after reading this post everything is clear to me.
    Is this a correct use of the word? What changes are needed in this sentence?:-)

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  4. Great word! I can see a lot of scope for it in my latest article… Thanks for participating in WOW, I’m really glad that you liked it enough to participate… *warm smiles!*
    Looking forward to read more of your posts!
    Have a great week ahead! 😀

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