ill-natured

[ il-ney-cherd ]
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adjective
  1. having or showing an unkindly or unpleasant disposition.

Origin of ill-natured

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First recorded in 1625–35

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Opposites for ill-natured

Other words from ill-natured

  • ill-na·tured·ly, adverb
  • ill-na·tured·ness, noun

Words Nearby ill-natured

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British Dictionary definitions for ill-natured

ill-natured

adjective
  1. naturally unpleasant and mean

Derived forms of ill-natured

  • ill-naturedly, adverb
  • ill-naturedness, noun

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