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 ?
Those dingy, fire-warmed, used-up, green-tinted, ill-natured souls--how COULD their envy endure my happiness!
He was, I believe, not in the least an ill-natured man: very much the opposite, I should say; but he would not suffer fools gladly.
But at least, Mamma, you cannot deny the absurdity of the accusation, though you may not think it intentionally ill-natured.
My servant is an old country-woman, ill-natured from stupidity, and, moreover, there is always a nasty smell about her.
A most scandalous, ill-natured rumour has just reached me, and I write, dear Fanny, to warn you against giving the least credit to it, should it spread into the country.
On which account they apply to the nose, as to the part whence blood may most easily be drawn; but this seems a far-fetched as well as ill-natured supposition.
It, too, came finally to rest on the last topic, that is, ill-natured gossip.
Bennet's sour looks and ill-natured remarks might have been enough to drive happiness away.
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.
Their talk had none of the piquancy which scandal and ill-natured gossip give to the conversation of society; only the father and uncle read the newspapers, even the most harmless journal contains references to crimes or to public evils, and she whom I hoped to win had never cast her eyes over their sheets.
Momentarily they expected to be pounced upon and torn asunder by some of their captors; and, in fact, it was all that Tarzan and Mugambi and Akut could do to keep the snarling, ill-natured brutes from snapping at the glistening, naked bodies that brushed against them now and then with the movements of the paddlers, whose very fear added incitement to the beasts.
I cannot help feeling that I, who have had a daughter of my own, can best bring up a girl; and I am very much surprised that George did not entrust her to me," observed Aunt Myra, with an air of melancholy importance, for she was the only one who had given a daughter to the family, and she felt that she had distinguished herself, though ill-natured people said that she had dosed her darling to death.