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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-favoured

Historical Examples

  • I was well-favoured at your age, but your pa wan't much on looks.

    The Bacillus of Beauty

    Harriet Stark

  • A tall, well-favoured young maid she is—might be a princess, to look at her.

    The King's Daughters

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • One of the men was tall and ill-favoured, the other, short and well-favoured.

    The Lighthouse

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • Mistress Alice, "the gentle Alice," was reckoned fair and well-favoured.

  • Now, Nell is all ways slower than Edith and me, and nothing like so well-favoured.

    Joyce Morrell's Harvest

    Emily Sarah Holt

British Dictionary definitions for well-favoured


adjective (well favoured when postpositive)
  1. having good features; good-looking
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