ill-natured

adjective
ill-na·​tured | \ ˈil-ˈnā-chərd How to pronounce ill-natured (audio) \

Definition of ill-natured

1 : having a bad disposition : cross, surly

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ill-naturedly adverb

First Known Use of ill-natured

1605, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of ill-natured was in 1605

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“Ill-natured.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ill-natured. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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ill-natured

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English Language Learners Definition of ill-natured

formal : not friendly or pleasant

ill-natured

adjective
ill-na·​tured | \ ˈil-ˈnā-chərd \

Kids Definition of ill-natured

: having or showing an unfriendly nature an ill-natured remark

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