Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Badly fashioned or composed.

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Examples

  • 'It's a husband you should be seeking, not some ill-turned adventure against Kor's Accursed that could leave you dead, or much worse.'

    Shadowfane

  • Unlike Raphael, who was working in the neighbouring stanze, and who was contented to pass, and some would have us believe to execute, ill-turned foreshortenings and false drawing, so long as his general effect was preserved and the work done in reasonable time.

    Michael Angelo Buonarroti

  • [118] I differ from Mr. Croker in the explanation of this ill-turned sentence.

    Life Of Johnson

  • If the beam is ill-turned and irregular in shape, no even, perfect woof can come from it.

    Home Life in Colonial Days

  • In writing without form or reflection your ideas and feelings of the moment, trusting to the partiality of your friend every imperfect thought, and to his candour every ill-turned phrase.

    Memoirs of Aaron Burr

  • In writing without form or reflection your ideas and feelings of the moment, trusting to the partiality of your friend every imperfect thought, and to his candour every ill-turned phrase.

    Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Volume 1.

  • In writing without form or reflection your ideas and feelings of the moment, trusting to the partiality of your friend every imperfect thought, and to his candour every ill-turned phrase.

    Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Complete

  • Her complexion was but indifferent, and the lower part of her face ill-turned, for her chin was too long for due proportion.

    The Governess; or, Little Female Academy

  • "The more I see of your sister Marge, the more I regret the time that I spent on Mrs. Siddons, who was also theatrical; my compliment that I should go down to posterity on the hem of her garment was not ill-turned, but she is more likely to go down to posterity as the subject of my art.

    Marge Askinforit

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