[ hahrd-fee-cherd ]
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  1. having stern, harsh, or unattractive features.

Origin of hard-featured

First recorded in 1740–50

Other words from hard-featured

  • hard-fea·tured·ness, noun

Words Nearby hard-featured

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How to use hard-featured in a sentence

  • A gaunt, hard-featured domestic completed this interesting family, and she was uncommon too.

  • As the late-comers settled themselves, a thin, hard-featured lady with a dogged manner took her place at the desk.

    The Open Question | Elizabeth Robins
  • It seemed to me that they were hard featured and cruel looking, though towards me were none but friendly looks.

    Wulfric the Weapon Thane | Charles W. Whistler
  • Now she knew what language she had heard spoken by Jos and the hard-featured Bessie of the chateau, there by the wayside cross.

  • I wished to know who he was, and applied to my neighbor, the sober-looking, hard-featured man.

    Scotch Wit and Humor | W. H. (Walter Henry) Howe