ill-favoured


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ill-favoured

or

ill-favored

adj
1. unattractive or repulsive in appearance; ugly
2. offensive, disagreeable, or objectionable
ˌill-ˈfavouredly, ˌill-ˈfavoredly adv
ˌill-ˈfavouredness, ˌill-ˈfavoredness n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ill-favoured - usually used of a face; "an ill-favored countenance"
ugly - displeasing to the senses; "an ugly face"; "ugly furniture"
Translations

ill-favoured

ill-favored (US) [ˈɪlˈfeɪvəd] ADJ (liter) (= ugly) → mal parecido

ill-favoured

ill-favored (Am) [ˌɪlˈfeɪvəd] adj (ugly) → sgraziato/a, brutto/a; (objectionable) → sgradevole
References in classic literature ?
In the moment's pause I speak of, I saw Uriah's countenance form itself into a most ill-favoured smile.
You'd be everybody's master, if you durst," retorted Orlick, with an ill-favoured grin.
His own ill-favoured person, which was quite unmarketable, escaped without injury; but poor Wildfire, unconscious of his price, turned on his flank and painfully panted his last.
I will tell you," answered Sancho; "it was because I have been looking at you for some time by the light of the torch held by that unfortunate, and verily your worship has got of late the most ill-favoured countenance I ever saw: it must be either owing to the fatigue of this combat, or else to the want of teeth and grinders.
Macfarlane made some ill-favoured jest about the farmer's wife, but it came hollowly from his lips, and was allowed to drop in silence.
He was ill-favoured, but a good runner, and was an only son among five sisters.
Those who pleased to do so were allowed to repose implicit faith in an ill-favoured god with a large bottle-nose and fat shapeless arms crossed upon his breast; whilst others worshipped an image which, having no likeness either in heaven or on earth, could hardly be called an idol.
In a rather ill-favoured and ill-savoured neighbourhood, though one of its rising grounds bears the name of Mount Pleasant, the Elfin Smallweed, christened Bartholomew and known on the domestic hearth as Bart, passes that limited portion of his time on which the office and its contingencies have no claim.
Scragga stepped forward with an ill-favoured grin, and lifted his spear.
Oh,' growled Ralph, with an ill-favoured frown, 'you are Nicholas, I suppose?
He was an ill-favoured, undersized, gruff sailor of fifty, coarsely hairy, short-legged, long-armed, resembling an elderly ape.
Who is this ill-favoured man, and what has he to do with you?