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