ill-natured

  • 1 Ill-natured — Ill na tured, a. 1. Of habitual bad temper; having an unpleasant disposition; surly; disagreeable; cross; peevish; fractious; crabbed; of people; as, an ill natured person; an ill natured disagreeable old man. Opposite of {good natured}.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 ill-natured — ill natured; ill natured·ly; …

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  • 3 ill-natured — [adj] bad tempered catty, churlish, crabbed, crabby, cross, crotchety, cussed*, dirty*, disagreeable, disobliging, dyspeptic, hot tempered, ill humored, irritable, malevolent, malicious, mean, nasty, ornery*, perverse, petulant, spiteful, sulky,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 4 ill-natured — index cruel, harsh, malevolent, malicious, perverse, severe, spiteful, vicious Burton s Legal Thesaurus …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 ill-natured — adjective Cinderella s ill natured stepsisters Syn: mean, nasty, spiteful, malicious, disagreeable; poisonous, venomous, bitter; ill tempered, bad tempered, moody, irritable, irascible, surly, sullen, peevish, petulant, fractious …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 6 ill-natured — adjective formal unpleasant or unkind: ill natured gossip …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7 ill-natured — ill′ na′tured adj. having or showing an unpleasant disposition • Etymology: 1625–35 ill′ na′tured•ly, adv. ill′ na′tured•ness, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 8 ill-natured — ill naturedly, adv. ill naturedness, n. /il nay cheuhrd/, adj. having or showing an unkindly or unpleasant disposition. [1625 35] Syn. cranky, petulant, sulky, morose, gloomy, sour. See cross. Ant. kindly, amiable. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 9 ill-natured — adjective having an irritable and unpleasant disposition • Ant: ↑good natured • Similar to: ↑atrabilious, ↑bilious, ↑dyspeptic, ↑liverish, ↑bristly, ↑prickly, ↑ …

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  • 10 ill-natured — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. cross, disagreeable, surly, spiteful; see irritable , sullen . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. moody, ill tempered, contentious, ill humored, grouchy, irritable, crabby, touchy, sour, surly, waspish, cantankerous. ANT …

    English dictionary for students

  • 11 ill-natured — Synonyms and related words: bad tempered, bitter, crabbed, cranky, cross, crusty, dour, evil disposed, evil tempered, gloomy, ill affected, ill conditioned, ill disposed, ill humored, ill intentioned, ill tempered, malevolent, morose, petulant,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 12 ill-natured — adj 1. unkindly, unamiable, unfriendly, unaccommodating; quarrelsome, contentious, fractious, captious; hostile, antagonistic, inimical, ill willed; spiteful, malicious, malevolent, hateful. 2. ill tempered, ill humored, cross, irascible,… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 13 ill-natured — /ˈɪl neɪtʃəd / (say il naychuhd) adjective 1. having or showing an unkindly or unpleasant disposition. 2. cross; peevish. –ill naturedly, adverb –ill naturedness, noun …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 14 ill-natured — adjective Date: 1605 1. malevolent, spiteful 2. having a bad disposition ; cross, surly • ill naturedly adverb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 ill-natured — adjective bad tempered and churlish. Derivatives ill naturedly adverb …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 16 ill-natured — a. 1. Malevolent, unkind, disobliging, unfriendly, unamiable, hateful. 2. Morose, sullen, sulky, cross, churlish, crabbed, sour, perverse, wayward, crusty, petulant, cross grained, ill tempered, acrimonious, bitter …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 17 ill-natured —   Wawa u (fig.). See ill feeling …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 18 ill-natured — adjective bad tempered, irritable or malevolent …

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  • 19 ill-natured — mean, having evil intentions, seeking to do evil …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 Ill-Natured Spiritual Invasion — Album par Old Man s Child Sortie 23 juin 1998 Enregistrement de mars à avril 1998 Durée 35:19 Genre Black metal symphonique Producteur …

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