adjective Date: 15th century good-looking, handsome <
a spacious, fair, well-favored face — Henry James
well-favoredness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Well-favored — Well fa vored, a. Handsome; wellformed; beautiful; pleasing to the eye. [1913 Webster] Rachel was beautiful and well favored. Gen. xxix. 17. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • well-favored — adjective FORMAL attractive …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • well favored — (Amer.) adj. good looking, pretty or handsom; pleasing to the eye …   English contemporary dictionary

  • well-favored — [wel′fā′vərd] adj. pleasing in appearance; good looking, handsome, comely, etc …   English World dictionary

  • well-favored — adjective pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion a fine looking woman a good looking man better looking than her sister very pretty but not so extraordinarily handsome Thackeray our southern… …   Useful english dictionary

  • well-favored — well′ fa′vored adj. good looking; pretty or handsome • Etymology: 1375–1425 well′ fa′voredness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • well-favored — /wel fay veuhrd/, adj. of pleasing appearance; good looking; pretty or handsome. Also, esp. Brit., well favoured. [1375 1425; late ME] * * * …   Universalium

  • well-favored — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. good looking, attractive, comely; see handsome 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • well-favored — a. Good looking, comely, personable, pleasing to the eye …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Favored — Fa vored (f[=a] v[ e]rd), a. 1. Countenanced; aided; regarded with kindness; as, a favored friend. [1913 Webster] 2. Having a certain favor or appearance; featured; as, well favored; hard favored, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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