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ill nature

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noun
  1. unkindly or unpleasant disposition.

Origin of ill nature

First recorded in 1685–95
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for ill nature

Historical Examples

  • Granger pretended not to notice his ill-nature, but told him what he had arranged.

    Murder Point

    Coningsby Dawson

  • There is a villain, but he is a villain of straw, and outside of him there is no ill-nature.

  • There is no evidence of ill-nature in any case,—not a shadow of envy or jealousy.

  • Nothing strikes me so much in all this as the ill-nature of the world at large.

    The Prime Minister

    Anthony Trollope

  • Ill-nature was written on her face, but in this her face was a false face.

    The Belton Estate

    Anthony Trollope