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ill-natured

[il-ney-cherd] /ˈɪlˈneɪ tʃərd/
adjective
1.
having or showing an unkindly or unpleasant disposition.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35
Related forms
ill-naturedly, adverb
ill-naturedness, noun
Synonyms
cranky, petulant, sulky, morose, gloomy, sour. See cross.
Antonyms
kindly, amiable.
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British Dictionary definitions for ill-natured

ill-natured

adjective
1.
naturally unpleasant and mean
Derived Forms
ill-naturedly, adverb
ill-naturedness, noun
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