bad-natured

See: perverse
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And he must have a fire in the middle of summer; and Joseph's bacca-pipe is poison; and he must always have sweets and dainties, and always milk, milk for ever - heeding naught how the rest of us are pinched in winter; and there he'll sit, wrapped in his furred cloak in his chair by the fire, with some toast and water or other slop on the hob to sip at; and if Hareton, for pity, comes to amuse him - Hareton is not bad-natured, though he's rough - they're sure to part, one swearing and the other crying.
In the space of a few hours the unity of the nation supplants the partisan rants and the bad-natured arguments among the presidential hopefuls," the regional Midi Libre daily said.
30pm THERE was a rare day off for the KHL yesterday, but the league bursts back into life today with 20 of the 23 teams in action, writes Adam Scriven No side will have been more glad of the rest than Dinamo Riga, who were involved in the most bruising and bad-natured encounter of the season away to Vityaz Chekhov on Sunday.
REGARDING the letter by the Ospreys Supporter concerning the treatment he received at Stradey Park, I am a Cardiff supporter, my father and I have been going to Stradey for many years and we have always had to take bad-natured banter.
All news, gossip, tittle-tattle and simple bad-natured nastiness, always welcomed by Vulture as the email address over there or to www.
I'm closest to the fans so I can hear everything said and all that good-natured and even bad-natured banter is fair enough.
But what finished as a bruising and bad-natured match sparkled at the beginning, with clever handling giving Scotland the perfect start.