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Definition 1: having an irritable and unpleasant disposition - [adjective denoting all]

(ill-natured is similar to ...) unpleasant to interact with

"a disagreeable old man"

(ill-natured is similar to ...) having a sour disposition; ill-tempered

(ill-natured is similar to ...) sullen or moody

(ill-natured is similar to ...) hating mankind in general

(ill-natured is similar to ...) hating women in particular

(ill-natured is similar to ...) (British informal) ill-tempered or annoyed

(ill-natured is similar to ...) continually complaining or faultfinding

"a shrewish wife" "nagging parents"

(ill-natured is similar to ...) apt to speak irritably

"a snappish tone of voice"

(ill-natured is similar to ...) having the character or disposition harmed by pampering or oversolicitous attention

"a spoiled child"

(ill-natured is similar to ...) showing a brooding ill humor

"a dark scowl" "the proverbially dour New England Puritan" "a glum, hopeless shrug" "he sat in moody silence" "a morose and unsociable manner" "a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius" "a sour temper" "a sullen crowd"

(ill-natured is similar to ...) resembling a cur; snarling and rude

(ill-natured is similar to ...) irritable as if suffering from indigestion

(ill-natured is similar to ...) very irritable

"bristly exchanges between the White House and the press" "he became prickly and spiteful" "witty and waspish about his colleagues"

(ill-natured is similar to ...) having a difficult and contrary disposition

"a cantankerous and venomous-tongued old lady"

(ill-natured is similar to ...) quickly aroused to anger

"a hotheaded commander"

(ill-natured is similar to ...) having a bad disposition; surly

"churlish as a bear"

(ill-natured is similar to ...) annoyed and irritable

(ill-natured is similar to ...) easily irritated or annoyed

"an incorrigibly fractious young man" "not the least nettlesome of his countrymen"

(ill-natured is similar to ...) brusque and surly and forbidding

"crusty remarks" "a crusty old man" "his curmudgeonly temper" "gruff manner" "a gruff reply"

(ill-natured is similar to ...) inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace

"a surly waiter" "an ugly frame of mind"

(means also ...) offensive or disagreeable; causing discomfort or unhappiness

"an unpleasant personality" "unpleasant repercussions" "unpleasant odors"

(... are attributes of ill-natured) the complex of emotional and intellectual attributes that determine a person's characteristic actions and reactions

"it is his nature to help others"

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