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adjective (well favoured when postpositive)
having good features; good-looking
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Words nearby well-favoured
Wellesley, Welles, Orson, well-established, Wellesz, well-favored, well-favoured, well-fed, well-financed, well-finished, well-fitted, well-fixed
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How to use well-favoured in a sentence
Old Mrs. Wurzel and the buxom but not too well-favoured heiress of the house of Grains were at the head of the table.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
It seems she was well-favoured enough, but crooked, and this was all she could be got to say, which is very strange.Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete|Samuel Pepys
This well-favoured and comely girl soon made appreciable inroads upon the emotional constitution of young Farmer Oak.Far from the Madding Crowd|Thomas Hardy
He had a well-favoured countenance; fair, good-humoured, but very sly.Sybil|Benjamin Disraeli
For evil men have slain some one young and well favoured, as I learned even now, when I helped you yonder.A King's Comrade|Charles Whistler