ill-favouredness

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Etymology[edit]

From ill-favoured +‎ -ness.

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Noun[edit]

ill-favouredness (uncountable)

  1. (now rare) The quality of being ill-favoured; ugliness.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.12:
      Those of Mexico [] so love to have great dugs, that they strive to have their children sucke over their shoulders. So would we set forth ilfavordnesse [transl. laideur].