well-favoured


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well-favoured

adj (well favoured when postpositive)
having good features; good-looking
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Adj.1.well-favoured - pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportionwell-favoured - pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion; "a fine-looking woman"; "a good-looking man"; "better-looking than her sister"; "very pretty but not so extraordinarily handsome"- Thackeray; "our southern women are well-favored"- Lillian Hellman
beautiful - delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration; "a beautiful child"; "beautiful country"; "a beautiful painting"; "a beautiful theory"; "a beautiful party"
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well-favoured

well-favored (US) [ˌwelˈfeɪvəd] ADJbien parecido
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With his emergence as governor of Oyo State in 2003, Ladoja was said to be well-favoured by the powers that be; the then President Olusegun Obasanjo, who is still said to hold the former governor in high esteem and the then vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, regarded as a personal friend of the Ibadan High Chief.
So me and my pal headed off to the Red Lion in Earlswood to put the well-favoured adage to the test.
And humans in general could learn from the Chihuahuan Desert's creosote bush, which regulates its population density to ensure each plant obtains adequate moisture; growing randomly in well-favoured sites but adopting a regulated, equally spaced grid pattern in drier areas.