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hard-featured

[hahrd-fee-cherd]
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  1. having stern, harsh, or unattractive features.
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Origin of hard-featured

First recorded in 1740–50
Related formshard-fea·tured·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for hard-featured

Historical Examples

  • They were hard-featured men, sallow of complexion, rigid in their looks.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327

    Various

  • I looked around the room again, and saw a hard-featured woman.

    The Birthright

    Joseph Hocking

  • Debby Alden at twenty-five had been scrawny, hard-featured and severe.

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

    The Fifth Ace

    Douglas Grant

  • Also there were several glum, hard-featured Englishwomen and one man.

    Brittany

    Mortimer Menpes and Dorothy Menpes