Definitions

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  • adj. handsome; pleasing to the eye

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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Examples

  • Crunched between well-favoured Scottish Nationalists in Edinburgh and a southern coalition in London, the north of England has sound grounds for feeling aggrieved.

    No wonder the coalition hasn't got many friends in the north | Andrew Rawnsley

  • In particular, unusually for a well-favoured suitor, he's prepared to contain his carnal urges lest their gratification harm his beloved.

    Twilight: the franchise that ate feminism

  • Today m_steelgrave is a well-favoured well often visited by writers and artists for for imparting a little magic and antiquity into their works and is particularly associated with live drama.

    7th November '08

  • Truly this is a most glorious and well-favoured time for her!

    30th September '08

  • So praised be Allah who hath sent us of the sons of the Turks a well-favoured man; for had a lesser than thou presented himself, he had been Sultan.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Now Ali was beardless and well-favoured; so he went up to and saluted the leader who welcomed him and said, “What seekest thou?”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • A new exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery wants to rescue bluestocking culture from the condescension of posterity, restoring the glamour and cultural prestige that a group of well-favoured "brilliant women" once enjoyed.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • Miss Letitia Hawky, on the other hand, is not personally well-favoured.

    Vanity Fair

  • She was a tall, upright, well-favoured woman, though severe of countenance, and had more of the air of a schoolmistress than mistress of the Six Jolly Fellowship Porters.

    Our Mutual Friend

  • God hath blessed you with a good name: to be a well-favoured man is the gift of fortune; but to write and read comes by nature.

    Much Ado About Nothing

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