Definition Of ill-natured
bad-tempered or mean-spirited.
The ill-natured Marx, the venomous Lenin, the murderous Stalin all had a deep-seated loathing of all those who disagreed with them.
Example Of ill-natured
A fascinating variant appeared fifteen years later in The Vermont Anti-Masonic Almanac for the Year of Our Lord 1831: ‘Poor fences make lean cattle and ill-natured neighbors’.
A fifth lion, rearing up on its hind legs, prepares to attack an unsuspecting but seemingly ill-natured winged griffin seated stiffly on its haunches.
‘Har har har,’ Cam retorted ill-naturedly , ‘I've never seen you so quick to get possessive over someone.’
‘The way you're holding that bow, it couldn't do much damage anyway,’ came his reply to my ill-natured question.
Callan was brought to ill-natured life by actor Edward Woodward, who added a complex moral dimension to the hard-bitten killer, whose life on the edge of society leaves him little room for a personal life.