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 ?
Her complexion was sallow; and her features small, without beauty, and naturally without expression; but a lucky contraction of the brow had rescued her countenance from the disgrace of insipidity, by giving it the strong characters of pride and ill nature.
I like to look at statues, however, and I like to look at pictures, also --even of monks looking up in sacred ecstacy, and monks looking down in meditation, and monks skirmishing for something to eat--and therefore I drop ill nature to thank the papal government for so jealously guarding and so industriously gathering up these things; and for permitting me, a stranger and not an entirely friendly one, to roam at will and unmolested among them, charging me nothing, and only requiring that I shall behave myself simply as well as I ought to behave in any other man's house.
And ugliness and discord and inharmonious motion are nearly allied to ill words and ill nature, as grace and harmony are the twin sisters of goodness and virtue and bear their likeness.