- 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-favoured
Who is this ill-favoured man, and what has he to do with you?
Bark on, ill-favoured, ill-conditioned cur; fortune has ever been with me—I like to hear you.'
Joseph, on the other hand, had never been aught but ill-favoured.The Tavern Knight
It cannot be denied that the academic expression "Literature" is an ill-favoured word.Maxim Gorki
He had lately been disturbed by what he considered to be an ill-favoured omen.Orpheus in Mayfair and Other Stories and Sketches
- unattractive or repulsive in appearance; ugly
- offensive, disagreeable, or objectionable
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