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  1. unpleasant in appearance; homely or ugly.
  2. offensive; unpleasant; objectionable.
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Also especially British, ill-fa·voured.

Origin of ill-favored

First recorded in 1520–30
Related formsill-fa·vored·ly, adverbill-fa·vored·ness, noun
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Related Words

objectionable, offensive, ugly, unsightly

Examples from the Web for ill-favored

Historical Examples

  • I was satisfied that Emily did not think I was an ill-favored young man.

    Down The River

    Oliver Optic

  • And then, what would it matter to her that she was ill-favored?

  • 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

    Nathan Gallizier