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  1. ill-natured

    The sullen and sulky are discontented and resentful in regard to that against which they are too proud to protest, or consider all protest vain; sullen denotes more of pride, sulky more of resentful obstinacy. The morose are bitterly dissatisfied with the world in general, and disposed to vent their ill nature upon others. The sullen and sulky are for the most part silent; the morose growl out bitter speeches. A surly person is in a state of latent anger, resenting approach as intrusion, and ready to take offense at anything; thus we speak of a surly dog. Sullen and sulky moods may be transitory; one who is morose or surly is commonly so by disposition or habit.

    Synonyms:
    acrimonious, churlish, crabbed, crusty, dogged, gloomy, gruff, ill-humored, morose, severe, snappish, sour, splenetic, sulky, sullen, surly

    Antonyms:
    amiable, benignant, bland, complaisant, friendly, genial, gentle, good-natured, indulgent, kind, loving, mild, pleasant, sympathetic, tender

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ill-naturedadjective

    having an irritable and unpleasant disposition

    Antonyms:
    good-humored, good-tempered, amiable, good-natured, good-humoured, placid, equable, even-tempered

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How to use 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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