ill-humoured
ill-humored ill-humored ill-humoured ill-humouredadj. ill-natured; having a sour, disagreeable, or surly disposition. Opposite of {good-natured}.

Syn: crusty, curmudgeonly, gruff. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • ill-humoured — adjective brusque and surly and forbidding crusty remarks a crusty old man his curmudgeonly temper gruff manner a gruff reply • Syn: ↑crusty, ↑curmudgeonly, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • crusty curmudgeonly gruff ill-humored ill-humoured — Ill natured Ill na tured, a. 1. Of habitual bad temper; having an unpleasant disposition; surly; disagreeable; cross; peevish; fractious; crabbed; of people; as, an ill natured person; an ill natured disagreeable old man. Opposite of {good… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ill-natured — Ill na tured, a. 1. Of habitual bad temper; having an unpleasant disposition; surly; disagreeable; cross; peevish; fractious; crabbed; of people; as, an ill natured person; an ill natured disagreeable old man. Opposite of {good natured}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ill-naturedly — Ill natured Ill na tured, a. 1. Of habitual bad temper; having an unpleasant disposition; surly; disagreeable; cross; peevish; fractious; crabbed; of people; as, an ill natured person; an ill natured disagreeable old man. Opposite of {good… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ill-naturedness — Ill natured Ill na tured, a. 1. Of habitual bad temper; having an unpleasant disposition; surly; disagreeable; cross; peevish; fractious; crabbed; of people; as, an ill natured person; an ill natured disagreeable old man. Opposite of {good… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ill-humored — ill humoured ill humouredadj. ill natured; having a sour, disagreeable, or surly disposition. Opposite of {good natured}. Syn: crusty, curmudgeonly, gruff. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ill humor — noun an angry and disagreeable mood • Syn: ↑ill humour, ↑distemper • Ant: ↑good humor • Hypernyms: ↑temper, ↑mood, ↑humor, ↑humour …   Useful english dictionary

  • ill-humored — adjective brusque and surly and forbidding crusty remarks a crusty old man his curmudgeonly temper gruff manner a gruff reply • Syn: ↑crusty, ↑curmudgeonly, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • ill — adj., adv., & n. adj. 1 (usu. predic.; often foll. by with) out of health; sick (is ill; was taken ill with pneumonia; mentally ill people). 2 (of health) unsound, disordered. 3 wretched, unfavourable (ill fortune; ill luck). 4 harmful (ill… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ill humour — /ɪl ˈhjumə/ (say il hyoohmuh) noun a disagreeable mood. Also, ill humor. –ill humoured, adjective –ill humouredly, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

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