from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having an ugly or unattractive face. See Synonyms at ugly.
- adj. Objectionable; offensive.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. unpleasing to the eye; ugly
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Wanting beauty or attractiveness; unattractive; deformed; ugly; ill-looking; -- usually used of a face.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Ill-looking; deformed; repulsive; ugly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. usually used of a face
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For the most part, these were dark, crusty, ill-favored things, and it mattered little whether the artist attempted a still life of old wooden shoes or an interior scene of peasants consuming a frugal repast, as forms and shapes were barely discernible in his murky canvases.
God only knows why anyone would want to conquer such an unsightly, ill-favored land.
A tall, straight-bodied, and by no means ill-favored young Highlander at close range is breath-taking.
A Highlander in full regalia is an impressive sight-any Highlander, no matter how old, ill-favored, or crabbed in appearance.
In the kinship system the protection of the weak and ill-favored was secured by placing bonds on the strong and well-favored.
The ill-favored, grossly overweight female is the right counterpart to a gay male because, like the homosexual, she causes discomfort due to the fact that attraction can only operate in one direction.
"Fresh touch with God," by abiding in Christ, alone will keep the lean kine and the ill-favored grain out of my life.
[GRUMACH — ill-favored.] (which, from an obliquity in his eyes, was the personal distinction he bore in the Highlands, where titles of rank are unknown) was suspected of being a better man in the cabinet than in the field.
As if arrested by a charm, the eyes of young Philipson remained bent on this ill-omened and ill-favored bird, without his having the power to remove them.
Meanwhile, as Senator Obama spoke, Senator McCain appeared to wander aimlessly around the stage -- lurking in the shadows like a hissing "gangrel creature with an ill-favored look" -- Gollum with a mic.