ill-natured

[ il-ney-cherd ]
/ ˈɪlˈneɪ tʃərd /

adjective

having or showing an unkindly or unpleasant disposition.

Origin of ill-natured

First recorded in 1625–35

OTHER WORDS FROM ill-natured

ill-na·tured·ly, adverbill-na·tured·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ill-natured

ill-natured

adjective

naturally unpleasant and mean

Derived forms of ill-natured

ill-naturedly, adverbill-naturedness, noun
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