Definition of ill-favoured in English:


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Pronunciation: /ɪlˈfeɪvəd
(US ill-favored)


  • Unattractive: a crotchety, ill-favoured human being
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    • Any changes to the council tax system, for example the introduction of new bands, should not be allowed to worsen the already ill-favoured position of rural areas.
    • He is afflicted with recurring clinical depression, driven by stress - for instance, by terror about jumping out of aeroplanes or plucking up the nerve to mention to Mma Ramotswe his custody of two ill-favoured orphans.
    • He also had some fun mocking an ill-favoured ginger-haired family: ‘There are some things in life you can't choose.’
    unattractive, plain, unappealing, ugly, ugly looking, hideous, unsightly, unlovely, plain as a pikestaff; North American homely
    informal not much to look at, short on looks, fugly
    British informal no oil painting
    Australian/New Zealand informal drack

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