unpleasant in appearance; homely or ugly.
offensive; unpleasant; objectionable.
Also especially British, ill-fa·voured.
Origin of ill-favored
First recorded in 1520–30Related formsill-fa·vored·ly, adverbill-fa·vored·ness, noun
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for ill-favoured
Historical Examples of 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.
It cannot be denied that the academic expression "Literature" is an ill-favoured word.
He had lately been disturbed by what he considered to be an ill-favoured omen.
British Dictionary definitions for ill-favoured
Derived Formsill-favouredly or US ill-favoredly, adverbill-favouredness or US ill-favoredness, noun
unattractive or repulsive in appearance; ugly
offensive, disagreeable, or objectionable
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