ill-naturedly
adverb see ill-natured

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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-naturedly — ill natured·ly …   English syllables

  • ill-naturedly — adverb see ill natured * * * ill naˈturedly adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑ill …   Useful english dictionary

  • ill-naturedly — See ill natured. * * * …   Universalium

  • ill-naturedly — adverb In an ill natured manner …   Wiktionary

  • ill-naturedly — nastily, meanly, with evil intentions …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ill nature — n. an unpleasant, disagreeable, or mean disposition ill natured [il′nā′chərd] adj. ill naturedly adv …   English World dictionary

  • ill-natured — ill naturedly, adv. ill naturedness, n. /il nay cheuhrd/, adj. having or showing an unkindly or unpleasant disposition. [1625 35] Syn. cranky, petulant, sulky, morose, gloomy, sour. See cross. Ant. kindly, amiable. * * * …   Universalium

  • 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-natured — /ˈɪl neɪtʃəd / (say il naychuhd) adjective 1. having or showing an unkindly or unpleasant disposition. 2. cross; peevish. –ill naturedly, adverb –ill naturedness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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