ill-natured


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having an irritable and unpleasant disposition

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As no scandalous, ill-natured rumour had reached her, it was impossible for her to understand much of this strange letter.
Their talk had none of the piquancy which scandal and ill-natured gossip give to the conversation of society; only the father and uncle read the newspapers, even the most harmless journal contains references to crimes or to public evils, and she whom I hoped to win had never cast her eyes over their sheets.
"I cannot help feeling that I, who have had a daughter of my own, can best bring up a girl; and I am very much surprised that George did not entrust her to me," observed Aunt Myra, with an air of melancholy importance, for she was the only one who had given a daughter to the family, and she felt that she had distinguished herself, though ill-natured people said that she had dosed her darling to death.
And undoubtedly it would have been a very large one, if only a twentieth part of the gentlemen without grooms had had occasion to alight; but they had not; and it is often an ill-natured circumstance like this, which spoils the most ingenious estimate in the world.
She was not, in the main, an ill-natured old woman, but an incessant and most indiscreet talker; she kept chiefly in and about the kitchen, and seemed rather to avoid her son's august presence; of him, indeed, she evidently stood in awe.
It is the Islamic month of fasting, in which participating Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, smoking, and indulging in anything that is in excess or ill-natured; from dawn until sunset.
"Regardless of the attempts by the aggression to limit the momentum of the crowds including the shameful and very ill-natured bombing of the vicinity of the gatherings, in this event the people sent the right message about the Yemeni determination and steadfastness" Sayyed Abdulmalik describing the crowd attendance in the funeral.
He said that every Internet user should have the necessary knowledge to protect himself in the virtual environment from violation of ethical norms and any other ill-natured aspects of the global network.
Most of them are ill-natured; they humiliate the passengers any time.
Each day during this month, Muslims all over the world abstain from eating, drinking, smoking, as well as participating in anything that is ill-natured or excessive; from dawn until the sun sets.
A skillful, talented trainer could tame and train the wildest- the most ill-natured horse.
The Rio Ferdinand affair, an ill-natured Twitter spat when his QPR signing was questioned, opens up a can of worms though.
Each day during this month, Muslims all over the world abstain from eating, drinking as well as participating in anything that is ill-natured or excessive; from dawn until the sun sets.
The leader's "unifying and enlightening remarks once again shed light on the region's main problem and the source of sedition and evil, that is the ill-natured presence of the Zionist regime [of Israel]," said the statement.
I like its star, James Nesbitt, and his character, a sarky ill-natured git with a soft underbelly.