Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Hard-featured; ill-looking.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having coarse features; harsh of countenance; repellent in aspect.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Kilian presently made his appearance, a stout hard-favored man-at-arms,

    Anne of Geierstein

  • There are women capable of neither, hard-favored or silly women.

    Letters of Two Brides

  • Never did Christmas board display a more goodly and gracious assemblage of countenances; those who were not handsome were, at least, happy; and happiness is a rare improver of your hard-favored visage.

    The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon

  • Around the walls hung the hard-favored portraits of the heroes of the house of

    The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon

  • A smile lay too easily on her lips for her to care whether his hard-favored features cracked with one.

    Leftover Love

  • The colloquy between the two thus concluded, the horseman -- a strongly-built, hard-favored, muscular man of forty -- set spurs to his horse; and bounding onward toward Wilson's (distant some five miles -- the ravine being about half way between the residence of the groom and bride,) he was quickly lost to the sight of the other, who quietly seated himself to await the reinforcement.

    Ella Barnwell A Historical Romance of Border Life

  • QUICK '- Disguise fair nature with hard-favored rage..

    Sanders' Union Fourth Reader

  • But as the people changed, changed also were the Twain, small and misshapen, hard-favored and unyielding of will, strong of spirit, evil and bad.

    Myths and Legends of California and the Old Southwest

  • "Cousin Betsey" was to me a terrible old lady, — large, masculine, "hard-favored," and with a wart on her chin.

    My day : reminiscences of a long life,

  • Among these was Mr. Story, and I ate a dinner there that it took me a week to digest, having been obliged to swallow so much hard-favored nonsense from a loud-talking baronet whose name, thank God, I forget, but who maintained Byron was not a man of courage, and therefore his poetry was not readable.

    Washington Irving

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