well-favored


well-favored

well-favored [wel-fey-verd] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. of pleasing appearance; good-looking; pretty or handsome.

Also especially British, well-fa·voured. Origin of well-favored late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425 Examples from the Web for well-favoured Historical Examples of well-favoured

  • I was well-favoured at your age, but your pa wan’t much on looks.

    The Bacillus of Beauty

    Harriet Stark

  • A tall, well-favoured young maid she is—might be a princess, to look at her.

    The King’s Daughters

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • One of the men was tall and ill-favoured, the other, short and well-favoured.

    The Lighthouse

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • Mistress Alice, “the gentle Alice,” was reckoned fair and well-favoured.

    Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)

    John Roby

  • Now, Nell is all ways slower than Edith and me, and nothing like so well-favoured.

    Joyce Morrell’s Harvest

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • British Dictionary definitions for well-favoured well-favoured adjective (well favoured when postpositive)

    1. having good features; good-looking

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