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  1. of pleasing appearance; good-looking; pretty or handsome.
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Also especially British, well-fa·voured.

Origin of well-favored

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425
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Examples from the Web for well-favored

Historical Examples of well-favored

  • He was accompanied by positively the least well-favored being of the species I had yet seen.

    The Monikins

    J. Fenimore Cooper

  • He writes that he has a very beautiful bride, well-favored, with a large dowry.

  • To be a well-favored man is the gift of fortune; but to write and read comes by nature.

  • And when the days shortened and the nights began to be frosty, he had grown fat and well-favored.

    The Biography of a Grizzly

    Ernest Seton-Thompson

  • "We were always a well-favored fam'ly," said John, recomposing himself.