ill-natured


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ill-na·tured

(ĭl′nā′chərd)
adj.
1. Having a disagreeable, irritable, or malevolent disposition.
2. Spiteful; nasty: an ill-natured retort.

ill′-na′tured·ly adv.
ill′-na′tured·ness n.

ill-natured

adj
naturally unpleasant and mean
ˌill-ˈnaturedly adv
ˌill-ˈnaturedness n

ill′-na′tured



adj.
having or showing an unpleasant disposition.
[1625–35]
ill′-na′tured•ly, adv.
ill′-na′tured•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ill-natured - having an irritable and unpleasant disposition
unpleasant - disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings ; "an unpleasant personality"; "unpleasant repercussions"; "unpleasant odors"
good-natured - having an easygoing and cheerful disposition; "too good-natured to resent a little criticism"; "the good-natured policeman on our block"; "the sounds of good-natured play"
Translations

ill-natured

[ˈɪlˈneɪtʃəd] ADJdesabrido, malhumorado

ill-natured

[ˌɪlˈneɪtʃəd] adjd'indole cattiva
References in classic literature ?
Hardy, one of the party who seemed the least ill-natured.
And if the observer chanced to be ill-natured, as well as acute and susceptible, he would probably suspect that the smile on the gentleman's face was a good deal akin to the shine on his boots, and that each must have cost him and his boot-black, respectively, a good deal of hard labor to bring out and preserve them.
But at least, Mamma, you cannot deny the absurdity of the accusation, though you may not think it intentionally ill-natured.
The glummest, ill-natured little thing she used to be and now her and Master Colin laugh together like a pair of crazy young ones.
In consequence, an ill-natured story got about, that Em'ly wanted to be a lady.
That's very ill-natured of you," said Godfrey, standing by her without any sign of intended departure, "to be sorry you've danced with me.
Though not ill-natured, she was narrow-minded enough to be in some degree contemptible, and was consequently prone to suspect others of despising her.
She was also so spiteful that she gladly devoted all her time to carrying out all the mean or ill-natured tricks of the whole body of fairies.
His sorrow had deepened this to a sullen moroseness that could not brook even the savage companionship of the ill-natured baboons.
My servant is an old country-woman, ill-natured from stupidity, and, moreover, there is always a nasty smell about her.
Monte Cristo took no notice of this ill-natured remark.
I am afraid of the gossip and scandal that may be set on foot against me later on; for the people here are very ill-natured, and some low fellow, if he met us, might say, 'Who is this fine-looking stranger that is going about with Nausicaa?