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[il-kuh n-dish-uh nd]
  1. in a surly or bad mood, state, etc.
  2. not in a good or peak condition.
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Origin of ill-conditioned

First recorded in 1605–15
Related formsill-con·di·tioned·ness, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for ill-conditioned

Historical Examples

  • Bark on, ill-favoured, ill-conditioned cur; fortune has ever been with me—I like to hear you.'

    Barnaby Rudge

    Charles Dickens

  • It was the most vulgar, ill-conditioned beast he had ever set eyes on.

  • There were ill-conditioned scoffers who declared they did not know.

  • They say he was a moody, ill-conditioned man, the old tenant of the mill.

    Roundabout Papers

    William Makepeace Thackeray

  • They are stiff-necked, obstinate, ill-conditioned people—that is, the men.

    The Vicar of Bullhampton

    Anthony Trollope