from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Handsome; attractive.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Handsome; wellformed; beautiful; pleasing to the eye.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Being of good favor or appearance; good-looking; comely.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion


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  • The good luck of good looks, however, confers high status, and Jean Maria was well-favored.

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  • Why not stop wishing you looked less well-favored and start loving yourself and all the gifts (and food!) at your fingertips?

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  • In the kinship system the protection of the weak and ill-favored was secured by placing bonds on the strong and well-favored.

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  • Pussywillows by Pissarro hang come hither in furry Cossacks 'caps on enchanting Russian hussies, and lilies, those well-favored

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  • Creating the right conduits is important, however, good faith sharing of some information is part of the ethos of the well-favored organization.

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  • Hillary is d'une certain âge and not so well-favored, so it would be an unchivalrous and an unkind thing to say, but it would have scored a hit on an opponent's vulnerable point.

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  • This devotee seemed a man of fifty and upwards, well made, and stout, for his age, with a cast of countenance which, though not positively ugly, was far from being well-favored.

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  • An asymmetrical male primate who happens to be a good hunter has his choice among well-favored carnivorous females.

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  • To be a well-favored man is the gift of fortune; but to read and write comes by nature.

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