Bad-tempered or mean-spirited.
- 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.’
Words that rhyme with ill-naturedgood-natured
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