- unpleasant in appearance; homely or ugly.
- offensive; unpleasant; objectionable.
Also especially British, ill-fa·voured.
Origin of ill-favored
First recorded in 1520–30
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Examples from the Web for ill-favored
I was satisfied that Emily did not think I was an ill-favored young man.Down The River
And then, what would it matter to her that she was ill-favored?Introduction to Robert Browning
The most ill-favored of the trio was an acquaintance of Ike Hardman.Klondike Nuggets
E. S. Ellis
In the latter but one man was to be seen, and an ill-favored man he was.An Annapolis First Classman
Lt.Com Edward L. Beach
Whom does the Lady Theodora honor by sending so ill-favored a messenger?Under the Witches' Moon