What does ill-natured mean?

Definitions for ill-natured

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word ill-natured.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ill-natured(adj)

    having an irritable and unpleasant disposition


  1. ill-natured(Adjective)

    bad-tempered, irritable or malevolent

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ill-natured(adj)

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

  2. Ill-natured(adj)

    dictated by, or indicating, ill nature; spiteful

  3. Ill-natured(adj)

    intractable; not yielding to culture


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  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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