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[hahrd-fee-cherd] /ˈhɑrdˈfi tʃərd/
having stern, harsh, or unattractive features.
Origin of hard-featured
First recorded in 1740-50
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hard-featuredness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • A hard-featured man came forward and grasped the child by the arm.

    Woven with the Ship Cyrus Townsend Brady
  • I looked around the room again, and saw a hard-featured woman.

    The Birthright Joseph Hocking
  • That night a meeting of the hard-featured serious matrons of Logport was held at Mrs. Brown's.

  • In the hall, she encountered Willa's maid, a bright-eyed, hard-featured Frenchwoman.

    The Fifth Ace Douglas Grant
  • His sneering lip exposed his long, protruding teeth, and his hard-featured face was unusually repellant.

  • The hard-featured man was, after all, not so hard-hearted as she had thought him at first.

    Hide and Seek Wilkie Collins
  • "Supper's ready," announced a hard-featured middle-aged woman, opening the dining-room door.

    The Crux Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • In her best days Vrouw Starreberg was a hard-featured, ugly woman.

    Tales of South Africa H.A. Bryden
  • As the day grew on there came an old, hard-featured man, who wept as women weep.

  • But how had it been possible to corrupt that hard-featured, stern-eyed man?

    813 Maurice Leblanc

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