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 ?
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.
There is no occasion, senor, for wasting time or money on making that countenance," said Sancho; "for all that need be done is for your worship to show your own, face to face, to those who look at you, and without anything more, either image or shield, they will call you 'Him of the Rueful Countenance' and believe me I am telling you the truth, for I assure you, senor (and in good part be it said), hunger and the loss of your grinders have given you such an ill-favoured face that, as I say, the rueful picture may be very well spared.
The breast of his coat was ornamented with an outside pocket from which there peeped forth the cleanest end of a very large and very ill-favoured handkerchief; his dirty wristbands were pulled on as far as possible and ostentatiously folded back over his cuffs; he displayed no gloves, and carried a yellow cane having at the top a bone hand with the semblance of a ring on its little finger and a black ball in its grasp.
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.
Who is this ill-favoured man, and what has he to do with you?
Though I would at least gain some savage pleasure from hoping that the Bernard in question proved a particularly badly behaved, ill-favoured and overweight pooch.
He also urged all Arabs and Muslims to work to show the real picture of Islam and he condemned the "systematic distortion" of Islam, which is exploited by those who want to take advantage of a wrong and ill-favoured image of the religion.
The Mark Tompkins-trained gelding finished unplaced in two key guides to this contest, but had valid excuses - drawn on the ill-favoured far side (but narrowly beaten on that side) in the Hunt Cup and reared up in stalls when unplaced at Sandown.
From the disordered womb of the Foreign Office, after a period of dreadful labour, had been born an ill-formed, ill-favoured creature which now peered round helplessly at a frightened world.
So the ill-favoured Wayne, now crying his eyes out and shouting "unfair", beggars belief.