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Synonyms for ill-natured

Synonyms for (adjective) ill-natured

Synonyms: ill-natured Definition: having an irritable and unpleasant disposition

Similar words: bilious, atrabilious, dyspeptic, liverish Definition: irritable as if suffering from indigestion

Similar words: prickly, bristly, waspish, splenetic Definition: very irritable Usage: bristly exchanges between the White House and the press; he became prickly and spiteful; witty and waspish about his colleagues

Similar words: cantankerous, ornery, crotchety Definition: having a difficult and contrary disposition Usage: a cantankerous and venomous-tongued old lady- Dorothy Sayers

Similar words: choleric, irascible, short-tempered, quick-tempered, hot-tempered, hotheaded Definition: quickly aroused to anger Usage: a hotheaded commander

Similar words: churlish Definition: having a bad disposition; surly Usage: churlish as a bear- Shakespeare

Similar words: ill-tempered, grumpy, grouchy, crabbed, crabby, cross, bad-tempered, fussy Definition: annoyed and irritable

Similar words: fractious, cranky, scratchy, irritable, peckish, peevish, pettish, petulant, nettlesome, techy, testy, tetchy Definition: easily irritated or annoyed Usage: an incorrigibly fractious young man; not the least nettlesome of his countrymen

Similar words: ill-humored, ill-humoured, gruff, crusty, curmudgeonly Definition: brusque and surly and forbidding Usage: crusty remarks; a crusty old man; his curmudgeonly temper; gruff manner; a gruff reply

Similar words: currish Definition: resembling a cur; snarling and rude

Similar words: dark, dour, glowering, glum, saturnine, sour, sullen, moody, morose Definition: showing a brooding ill humor Usage: a dark scowl; the proverbially dour New England Puritan; a glum, hopeless shrug; he sat in moody silence; a morose and unsociable manner; a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius- Bruce Bliven; a sour temper; a sullen crowd

Similar words: disagreeable Definition: unpleasant to interact with Usage: a disagreeable old man

Similar words: huffish, sulky Definition: sullen or moody

Similar words: misanthropic, misanthropical Definition: hating mankind in general

Similar words: misogynistic, misogynous Definition: hating women in particular

Similar words: snorty, shirty Definition: (British informal) ill-tempered or annoyed

Similar words: shrewish, nagging Definition: continually complaining or faultfinding Usage: a shrewish wife; nagging parents

Similar words: snappish, snappy Definition: apt to speak irritably Usage: a snappish tone of voice

Similar words: spoiled, spoilt Definition: having the character or disposition harmed by pampering or oversolicitous attention Usage: a spoiled child

Similar words: surly, ugly Definition: inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace Usage: a surly waiter; an ugly frame of mind

Similar words: vinegarish, vinegary Definition: having a sour disposition; ill-tempered