bad-natured

adjective bad-na·tured

Definition of bad-natured

:having or showing a disagreeable and unpleasant nature or temperament
  • He sat and brooded in a bad-natured and slightly drunken way.
  • —Mary GaitskillBad Behavior1988
  • With voice and gestures, he deftly sketches … the creepy, bad-natured chef, who's sadistic but melts into a puddle of insecurity when his cooking is criticized.
  • —Holly JohnsonThe Oregonian17 Apr. 2004

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First Known Use of bad-natured

1871


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