Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Ill-favored; ill-looking; ugly; repulsive.
  • Mean; discreditable; disgraceful.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • ` ` He, the ill-fa'ard loon! '' answered Edie, with much frankness of manner --- ` ` there wad hae been little speerings o't had

    The Antiquary

  • "He, the ill-fa'ard loon!" answered Edie, with much frankness of manner --

    The Antiquary — Volume 02

  • ` ` puir auld Scotland suffers eneugh by thae blackguard loons o excisemen and gaugers, that hae come down on her like locusts since the sad and sorrowfu 'Union; it's the part of a kind son to bring her a soup o' something that will keep up her auld heart, --- and that will they nill they, the ill-fa'ard thieves! ''

    Rob Roy

  • Scotland suffers eneugh by thae blackguard loons o 'excisemen and gaugers, that hae come down on her like locusts since the sad and sorrowfu' Union; it's the part of a kind son to bring her a soup o 'something that will keep up her auld heart, -- and that will they nill they, the ill-fa'ard thieves! "

    Rob Roy — Complete

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