[il-loo k-ing]

Origin of ill-looking

First recorded in 1625–35 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for ill-looking

Historical Examples of ill-looking

  • The men on board us were an ill-looking set of rascals, of all countries.

    Ned Myers

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • She began once more to think that he was not ill-looking after all.

    Little Dorrit

    Charles Dickens

  • What an ill-looking fellow—to be sure, his looks are enough to hang him.

    A Son of Hagar

    Sir Hall Caine

  • Stanley contemplated for a moment the ill-looking settlement.

    The Mountain Divide

    Frank H. Spearman

  • This time the ill-looking Charon made no venture for my purse.

    Sir Ludar

    Talbot Baines Reed