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Definition of "ill-favored" [ill•-fa•vored]

  • Having an ugly or unattractive face. See Synonyms at ugly. (adjective)
  • Objectionable; offensive. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ill-favored" in a sentence
  • "For the most part, these were dark, crusty, ill-favored things, and it mattered little whether the artist attempted a still life of old wooden shoes or an interior scene of peasants consuming a frugal repast, as forms and shapes were barely discernible in his murky canvases."
  • "God only knows why anyone would want to conquer such an unsightly, ill-favored land."
  • "A tall, straight-bodied, and by no means ill-favored young Highlander at close range is breath-taking."