HyperDic: ill-natured

English > 1 sense of the word ill-natured:
ADJECTIVEallill-naturedhaving an irritable and unpleasant disposition
English > ill-natured: 1 sense > adjective 1
MeaningHaving an irritable and unpleasant disposition.
Attribute ofnatureThe complex of emotional and intellectual attributes that determine a person's characteristic actions and reactions
Narroweratrabilious, bilious, dyspeptic, liverishirritable as if suffering from indigestion
bristly, prickly, splenetic, waspishVery irritable
cantankerous, crotchety, orneryHaving a difficult and contrary disposition
choleric, irascible, hotheaded, hot-tempered, quick-tempered, short-temperedquickly aroused to anger
churlishHaving a bad disposition
crabbed, crabby, cross, fussy, grouchy, grumpy, bad-tempered, ill-temperedAnnoyed and irritable
cranky, fractious, irritable, nettlesome, peevish, peckish, pettish, petulant, scratchy, testy, tetchy, techyeasily irritated or annoyed
crusty, curmudgeonly, gruff, ill-humored, ill-humouredbrusque and surly and forbidding
currishresembling a cur
dark, dour, glowering, glum, moody, morose, saturnine, sour, sullenshowing a brooding ill humor
disagreeableunpleasant to interact with
huffish, sulkysullen or moody
misanthropic, misanthropicalhating mankind in general
misogynous, misogynistichating women in particular
shirty, snorty(British informal) ill-tempered or annoyed
shrewish, naggingcontinually complaining or faultfinding
snappish, snappyApt to speak irritably
spoiled, spoiltHaving the character or disposition harmed by pampering or oversolicitous attention
surly, uglyInclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace
vinegary, vinegarishHaving a sour disposition
See alsounpleasantDisagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings
Oppositegood-naturedHaving an easygoing and cheerful disposition

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