One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Of a person: coarse-featured, hard-faced; having a harsh, ugly, or unpleasant appearance, aspect, or character.
Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas More (1478–1535), lord chancellor, humanist, and martyr. Apparently from hard + favour + -ed.
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