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Meaning of ILL-NATURED

Pronunciation:  'il'neychurd

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  having an irritable and unpleasant disposition; "an ill-natured disagreeable old man"

ILL-NATURED is a 11 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: atrabilious, bad-tempered, bilious, bristly, cantankerous, choleric, churlish, crabbed, crabby, cranky, cross, crotchety, crusty, curmudgeonly, currish, dark, dour, dyspeptic, feisty, fractious, fussy, glowering, glum, grouchy, gruff, grumpy, hotheaded, hot-tempered, huffish, ill-humored, ill-humoured, ill-tempered, irascible, irritable, liverish, misanthropic, misanthropical, misogynous, moody, morose, nagging, nettlesome, ornery, peckish, peevish, pettish, petulant, prickly, quick-tempered, saturnine, shirty, short, short-tempered, shrewish, snappish, snappy, snorty, sour, splenetic, spoiled, spoilt, sulky, sullen, surly, techy, testy, tetchy, touchy, ugly, waspish
 Antonyms: good-natured
 See Also: disagreeable, unpleasant



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ill`-na"tured\, a.
1. Of habitual bad temper; peevish; fractious; cross;
   crabbed; surly; as, an ill-natured person.

2. Dictated by, or indicating, ill nature; spiteful. ``The
   ill-natured task refuse.'' --Addison.

3. Intractable; not yielding to culture. [R.] ``Ill-natured
   land.'' --J. Philips. -- {Ill`-na"tured*ly}, adv. --
   {Ill`-na"tured*ness}, n.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: bad-tempered, bitter, crabbed, cranky, cross, crusty, dour, evil-disposed, evil-tempered, gloomy, ill-affected, ill-conditioned, ill-disposed, ill-humored, ill-intentioned, ill-tempered, malevolent, morose, petulant, sour, sulky