Definition of Ill-natured

1. Adjective. Having an irritable and unpleasant disposition.




Definition of Ill-natured

1. Adjective. bad-tempered, irritable or malevolent ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ill-natured

ill-fated
ill-fatedly
ill-favored
ill-favoured
ill-favouredness
ill-fed
ill-formed
ill-gotten
ill-gotten gains
ill-humor
ill-humored
ill-humoured
ill-intentioned
ill-judged
ill-mannered
ill-natured (current term)
ill-naturedly
ill-naturedness
ill-omened
ill-prepared
ill-proportioned
ill-repute
ill-shapen
ill-sorted
ill-starred
ill-suited
ill-tempered
ill-thewed
ill-timed
ill-timed(a)

Literary usage of Ill-natured

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1. Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions by Robert Carruthers (1849)
"Again, there are some who have a certain ill-natured stiffness (forsooth) in ... There is also a sort of odd ill-natured men, whom neither hopes nor fears, ..."

2. Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions by Robert Chambers (1850)
"There is also a sort of odd ill-natured men, whom neither hopes nor fears, ... To which we may add another sort of obstinate ill- natured persons, ..."

3. Pahlavi Texts by Edward William West (1885)
"I. The sage asked the spirit of wisdom (2) thus : ' Wherefore is he who is an ill-natured man no friend of the good, nor an untalented man of a talented one ..."

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