What does ill-natured mean?

ill-natured meaning in General Dictionary

having an irritable and unpleasant personality

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  • Of habitual bad temper; peevish; fractious; cross; crabbed; surly; because, an ill-natured individual.
  • Dictated by, or showing, sick nature; spiteful.
  • Intractable; not yielding to tradition.

ill-natured meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Of habitual bad temperament; peevish; fractious; cross; crabbed; surly; as, an ill-natured individual.

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  • (a.) Dictated by, or showing, ill nature; spiteful.
  • (a.) Intractable; not yielding to culture.

Sentence Examples with the word ill-natured

Only the interest of the matter prevents one from thinking of Rivarol's ill-natured remark upon Condorcet, that he wrote with opium on a page of lead.

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