average looking


What is wrong with saying someone is average looking?

See example:

He was average looking as well, straight nose, square jaw.
asked Sep 06 '13 at 18:06 Janet Piper New member

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Do you mean, what's wrong with it in general? It could be perceived as an insult: "average-looking" is kind of a polite way of saying "not much to look at" or "not especially good-looking." Grammatically, though, it's fine as long as you hyphenate it.


Also, you've got a comma splice in your sentence. You can correct it this way:


He was average-looking as well, with a straight nose and square jaw.

link comment answered Sep 06 '13 at 19:51 Actually Holly Expert

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