Ill`-na"tured (?), a.

1.

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

2.

Dictated by, or indicating, ill nature; spiteful.

"The ill-natured task refuse."

Addison.

3.

Intractable; not yielding to culture.

[R.] "Ill-natured land."

J. Philips.

-- Ill`-na"tured*ly, adv. -- Ill`-na"tured*ness, n.

 

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