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good nature

pleasant disposition; kindly nature; amiability.
Origin of good nature
late Middle English
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Can I trespass on your good nature to make the proper solution for my eyes?

    The Leopard Woman Stewart Edward White
  • And he was also indolent, with the indolence which is so often the secret of good nature.

    The Secret Agent Joseph Conrad
  • Because it must be founded in good nature, and directed by a right heart.

    Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
  • Happy, healthy, hearty and with a fund of good nature that nothing could daunt.

    Frank Roscoe's Secret Allen Chapman
  • And with a low sweet laugh of good nature she extended her hand.

    The Room in the Dragon Volant J. Sheridan LeFanu
  • And you may render by folly or good nature, choose you whether.

    The Praise of Folly Desiderius Erasmus
  • He got angry at his own good nature; it would be better to shake her, so that she might go at once.

    His Masterpiece Emile Zola
  • In this our talking America we are ruined by our good nature and listening on all sides.

    Essays, Second Series Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Your complaisance does credit to your good nature, sir,” exclaimed the old man.

    The Strollers Frederic S. Isham
  • Sterne overflowed with good nature, since he had nothing more to desire.

    End of the Tether Joseph Conrad
Idioms and Phrases with good nature

good nature

A cheerful, obliging disposition, as in Ted is known for his good nature—he's always willing to help. [ Mid-1400s ]
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