adjective bad–na·tured

Definition of bad–natured

  1. :  having or showing a disagreeable and unpleasant nature or temperament He sat and brooded in a bad-natured and slightly drunken way. — Mary Gaitskill, Bad Behavior, 1988 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 Johnson, The Oregonian, 17 Apr. 2004

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