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[il-kuh n-dish-uh nd] /ˈɪl kənˈdɪʃ ənd/
in a surly or bad mood, state, etc.
not in a good or peak condition.
Origin of ill-conditioned
First recorded in 1605-15
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ill-conditionedness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The speaker was an ill-conditioned man, and the object offered for sale was a climbing monkey of easily deranged mechanism.

    The Young Trawler R.M. Ballantyne
  • They say he was a moody, ill-conditioned man, the old tenant of the mill.

    Roundabout Papers William Makepeace Thackeray
  • I was afterward convinced (and so was Ada) that from the ill-conditioned eldest child these words extorted a sharp yell.

    Dickens As an Educator James L. (James Laughlin) Hughes
  • It was the most vulgar, ill-conditioned beast he had ever set eyes on.

    "Wee Tim'rous Beasties" Douglas English
  • She blamed nobody; no doubt she had been unruly, ill-conditioned, unmanageable; still, she had missed that.

    The Story of Louie Oliver Onions
  • He strikes me as being rather a surly, ill-conditioned person.

  • Major Garnet pressed forward to where, at the team's left, the owner of these chattels sat on his ill-conditioned horse.

    John March, Southerner George W. Cable
  • But the ill-conditioned kept their way, till, at the cry of "Bell O!"

    Tales of Mean Streets Arthur Morrison
  • There is an ill-conditioned tone about writers of his political class, extremely trying to the patience and temper of the reader.

  • They are the devilish, the ill-conditioned—one with the wharf rats that hunt for mice.

    My Friend Annabel Lee Mary MacLane

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