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ill-natured Line breaks: ill-natured
Pronunciation: /ɪlˈneɪtʃəd/

Definition of ill-natured in English:


Bad-tempered or mean-spirited.
Example sentences
  • The ill-natured Marx, the venomous Lenin, the murderous Stalin all had a deep-seated loathing of all those who disagreed with them.
  • I had been aware myself in recent times that this column was dark, unfunny, ill-natured and ill humoured.
  • There is also a ridiculous braggart warrior, and two maidens of different aspect and character, one fair and ill-natured, the other ugly and compassionate, who both visit a magic well in search of a husband.


Example sentences
  • ‘Har har har,’ Cam retorted ill-naturedly, ‘I've never seen you so quick to get possessive over someone.’

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