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Ill nature   /ɪl nˈeɪtʃər/   Listen
Ill nature

A disagreeable, irritable, or malevolent disposition.

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"Ill nature" Quotes from Famous Books

... seemed to me out of keeping with her appearance and mental qualifications; while he, I imagine, looked for something more important still—a smile on the face which had somehow lost the trick of merriment, though it had never acquired that of ill nature. But we did not know Agatha; at least I did not. When she learned that she was rich, she looked at first awestruck and then heart-pierced. Forgetting me, or ignoring me, it makes no matter which, she threw herself into Philemon's arms and wept, while he, poor faithful fellow, looked as distressed ...
— Agatha Webb • Anna Katharine Green

... he not deserve a share of Harry's breakfast, whether he begs for it or not? And little Harry will remember from the events of this day that kindness, even though shown to a dog, will always be rewarded; and that ill nature and bad temper are connected with nothing but pain ...
— McGuffey's Fourth Eclectic Reader • William Holmes McGuffey

Words linked to "Ill nature" :   irritability, crossness, disposition, crabbedness, crotchetiness, snappishness, sullenness, pettishness, crankiness, sourness, sharpness, shrewishness, biliousness, grumpiness, asperity, peevishness, contrariness, impatience, crabbiness, temper, surliness, moroseness, sulkiness, good nature, temperament

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