from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having a disagreeable, irritable, or malevolent disposition.
- adj. Spiteful; nasty: an ill-natured retort.
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- adj. bad-tempered, irritable or malevolent
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of habitual bad temper; having an unpleasant disposition; surly; disagreeable; cross; peevish; fractious; crabbed; -- of people. Opposite of
- adj. Dictated by, or indicating, ill nature; spiteful.
- adj. Intractable; not yielding to culture.
- adj. not to one's liking; unpleasant; disagreeable. Opposite of
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a bad nature or character.
- Having a bad temper; churlish; crabbed; surly; spiteful: as, an ill-natured person.
- Indicating ill nature.
- Of uncertain temper; petulant; peevish; intractable.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having an irritable and unpleasant disposition
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