- having stern, harsh, or unattractive features.
Origin of hard-featured
First recorded in 1740–50
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Examples from the Web for hard-featured
They were hard-featured men, sallow of complexion, rigid in their looks.
I looked around the room again, and saw a hard-featured woman.The Birthright
Debby Alden at twenty-five had been scrawny, hard-featured and severe.Hester's Counterpart
Jean K. Baird
In the hall, she encountered Willa's maid, a bright-eyed, hard-featured Frenchwoman.The Fifth Ace
Also there were several glum, hard-featured Englishwomen and one man.Brittany
Mortimer Menpes and Dorothy Menpes