Definitions for: Ill-natured

[adj] having an irritable and unpleasant disposition; "an ill-natured disagreeable old man"

Webster (1913) Definition: Ill`-na"tured, a.
1. Of habitual bad temper; peevish; fractious; cross;
crabbed; surly; as, an ill-natured person.

2. Dictated by, or indicating, ill nature; spiteful. ``The
ill-natured task refuse.'' --Addison.

3. Intractable; not yielding to culture. [R.] ``Ill-natured
land.'' --J. Philips. -- Ill`-na"tured*ly, adv. --
Ill`-na"tured*ness, n.

Synonyms: atrabilious, bad-tempered, bilious, bristly, cantankerous, choleric, churlish, crabbed, crabby, cranky, cross, crotchety, crusty, curmudgeonly, currish, dark, dour, dyspeptic, feisty, fractious, fussy, glowering, glum, grouchy, gruff, grumpy, hotheaded, hot-tempered, huffish, ill-humored, ill-humoured, ill-tempered, irascible, irritable, liverish, misanthropic, misanthropical, misogynous, moody, morose, nagging, nettlesome, ornery, peckish, peevish, pettish, petulant, prickly, quick-tempered, saturnine, shirty, short, short-tempered, shrewish, snappish, snappy, snorty, sour, splenetic, spoiled, spoilt, sulky, sullen, surly, techy, testy, tetchy, touchy, ugly, waspish

Antonyms: good-natured

See Also: disagreeable, unpleasant

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