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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Having or showing a bad temper or peevish disposition.

Usage examples (34)
  • "You mean a man who is fat," said Konev ill-naturedly.
  • This was said not ill-naturedly, but in that quiet jeering tone which was almost habitual with Platzoff.
  • The woman with the curl-papers stared hard down at the two young strangers before she answered, not so ill-naturedly --
  • Kipping took every occasion to annoy me in petty ways, and sometimes I discovered Mr. Falk watching me sharply and ill-naturedly. for more
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