Definition of ill-looking in English:


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1Having an unhealthy appearance: an assortment of ill-looking characters were already waiting for the surgery to open
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  • The high pace and the rough weather conditions made the field crumble and an ill-looking Bradley Wiggins was defeated on the flat road headed towards the finish line.
  • Emma looks terrible, so drawn and ill looking.
  • Naturally slim is one thing, ill looking is quite another.
2Not pleasing to look at: unattractive: he was not ill-looking though he was not really handsome either
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  • The city presented, at first view, nothing but a mass of ill-looking houses, built of earth.
  • William is an amiable fellow, and not ill-looking either.
  • You are not precisely handsome, but you are not ill looking, and you have impeccable family connections.

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