ill-natured

[ il-ney-cherd ]
/ ˈɪlˈneɪ tʃərd /

adjective

having or showing an unkindly or unpleasant disposition.

Nearby words

  1. ill-intentioned,
  2. ill-judged,
  3. ill-kempt,
  4. ill-looking,
  5. ill-mannered,
  6. ill-omened,
  7. ill-prepared,
  8. ill-sorted,
  9. ill-spent,
  10. ill-starred

Origin of ill-natured

First recorded in 1625–35

Related formsill-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 Formsill-naturedly, adverbill-naturedness, noun

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