from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of a harsh or stern countenance; hard-featured.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having harsh features; ill-favored.


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  • As yet he had hardly looked at her, but he felt that she had become old and worn, angular and hard-visaged.

    Phineas Redux

  • Three hard-visaged Klingons were standing in a semicircle around her.

    The Fearful Summons

  • Later Edmund Burke called the province of Nova Scotia Can unprospering, hard-visaged and ill-favoured brat '.

    Canada's New Status

  • The man that finally looked out was a hard-visaged sort, gorgeous in the furs and jewelry of a noble.


  • In middle life, our poor Sophie, who as a girl was so gay and frolicsome, so full of spirits, had dried and sharpened into a hard-visaged, angular woman, -- careful and troubled about many things, and forgetful that one thing is needful.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 76, February, 1864

  • A hard-visaged warrior leaned forward in his chair, and shook his head slowly.

    The Universe — or Nothing

  • She was a hard-visaged creature of mature age, but she looked neat in her black dress and white cap; and she had a motherly way of attending to these people, with a capacious smile of her large mouth which was full of charm.

    The Magician

  • Yet he lies under the shadow of those hard-visaged mountains in a nameless grave.

    The Trail of '98 A Northland Romance

  • "She's afraid of that 'breed,'" he thought, and tried to find comfort in telling himself that there was no occasion for alarm, with her mother, hard-visaged as she was, within call.

    The Fighting Shepherdess

  • And now, not for him, but for the old hard-visaged Sheik, she was asked to unveil.

    Six Women


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