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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ill-naturedadjective

    having an irritable and unpleasant disposition


  1. ill-naturedadjective

    bad-tempered, irritable or malevolent


  1. ill-natured

    Dew-Scented was a German thrash and death metal band. They have released eight studio albums and were last signed to Metal Blade Records (Europe) and Prosthetic Records (USA/North America). Their name is inspired by the writings of Edgar Allan Poe.


  1. ill-natured

    Ill-natured refers to an individual or behavior characterized by or revealing malice, meanness, or a disagreeable or unpleasant temperament. This typically involves expressing negativity, unkindness, bitterness, or hostility towards others.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ill-naturedadjective

    of habitual bad temper; peevish; fractious; cross; crabbed; surly; as, an ill-natured person

  2. Ill-naturedadjective

    dictated by, or indicating, ill nature; spiteful

  3. Ill-naturedadjective

    intractable; not yielding to culture

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ill-natured in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ill-natured in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of ill-natured in a Sentence

  1. William Temple:

    There cannot live a more unhappy creature than an ill-natured old man, who is neither capable of receiving pleasures, nor sensible of conferring them on others.

  2. Addison:

    An indiscreet man is more hurtful than an ill-natured one; for as the latter will only attack his enemies, and those he wishes ill to, the other injures indifferently both his friends and foes.


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