ill-natured definition

  • adjective:
    • Having a disagreeable, irritable, or malevolent personality.
    • Spiteful; nasty: an ill-natured retort.
    • bad-tempered, cranky or malevolent
    • Of habitual bad mood; having a distressing personality; surly; disagreeable; cross; peevish; fractious; crabbed; -- of men and women. Opposite of good-natured.
    • Dictated by, or indicating, ill nature; spiteful.
    • Intractable; maybe not yielding to culture.
    • not to your preference; unpleasant; disagreeable. Opposite of agreeable.
    • having an irritable and unpleasant disposition
  • others:
    • Having a poor nature or character.
    • Having a poor temperament; churlish; crabbed; surly; spiteful: because, an ill-natured person.
    • Indicating ill nature.
    • Of uncertain mood; petulant; peevish; intractable.

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