Ill-favoured
Ill-favored Ill`-fa"vored, Ill-favoured Ill`-fa"voured, a. Wanting beauty or attractiveness; unattractive; deformed; ugly; ill-looking; -- usually used of a face; as, an ill-favored countenance. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

Ill-favored and lean-fleshed. --Gen. xli. 3. -- {Ill`-fa"vored*ly}, adv. -- {Ill`-fa"vored*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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  • ill-favoured — (US ill favored) ► ADJECTIVE ▪ unattractive or offensive …   English terms dictionary

  • ill-favoured — /ˈɪl feɪvəd/ (say il fayvuhd) adjective 1. not pleasant in appearance; ugly: an ill favoured child. 2. offensive; unpleasant; objectionable. Also, ill favored. –ill favouredly, adverb –ill favouredness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • ill-favoured — adjective usually used of a face an ill favored countenance • Syn: ↑ill favored • Similar to: ↑ugly …   Useful english dictionary

  • ill-favoured — (US ill favored) adjective unattractive …   English new terms dictionary

  • ill-favoured — BrE, illfavored AmE adjective literary or old fashioned having an unattractive face; ugly …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • an ill-favoured thing sir, but mine own — Meaning Origin From Shakespeare s As You Like It. TOUCHSTONE: God ild you, sir; I desire you of the like. I press in here, sir, amongst the rest of the country copulatives, to swear and to forswear: according as marriage binds and blood breaks: a …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • Ill-favored — Ill fa vored, Ill favoured Ill fa voured, a. Wanting beauty or attractiveness; unattractive; deformed; ugly; ill looking; usually used of a face; as, an ill favored countenance. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5] Ill favored and lean fleshed. Gen. xli …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ill-favoredly — Ill favored Ill fa vored, Ill favoured Ill fa voured, a. Wanting beauty or attractiveness; unattractive; deformed; ugly; ill looking; usually used of a face; as, an ill favored countenance. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5] Ill favored and lean… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ill-favoredness — Ill favored Ill fa vored, Ill favoured Ill fa voured, a. Wanting beauty or attractiveness; unattractive; deformed; ugly; ill looking; usually used of a face; as, an ill favored countenance. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5] Ill favored and lean… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • favoured — (Brit.) fa·voured || feɪvÉ™d adj. preferred, favorite; having features of a particular kind (ill favoured) (also favored) …   English contemporary dictionary

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