- unkindly or unpleasant disposition.
Origin of ill nature
First recorded in 1685–95
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Examples from the Web for ill nature
Granger pretended not to notice his ill-nature, but told him what he had arranged.Murder Point
There is a villain, but he is a villain of straw, and outside of him there is no ill-nature.A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2
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
Ill-nature was written on her face, but in this her face was a false face.The Belton Estate