ill-natured

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

Definition of ill-natured

2 : having a bad disposition : cross, surly

ill-naturedly

adverb

First Known Use of ill-natured

1605


ILL-NATURED Defined for English Language Learners

ill-natured

adjective

Definition of ill-natured for English Language Learners

  • : not friendly or pleasant


ILL-NATURED Defined for Kids

ill-natured

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

Definition of ill-natured for Students

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


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