good nature


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good nature

n.
A cheerful, obliging disposition.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.good nature - a cheerful, obliging disposition
disposition, temperament - your usual mood; "he has a happy disposition"
good will, goodwill, grace - a disposition to kindness and compassion; "the victor's grace in treating the vanquished"
forbearance, longanimity, patience - good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence
easygoingness - being without worry or concern
risibility - a disposition to laugh
ill nature - a disagreeable, irritable, or malevolent disposition
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When the Frogs discovered his easy good nature, they sent yet a third time to Jupiter to beg him to choose for them still another King.
But you have more good nature and all that, than anybody living, I believe.
His enemy, he now remembered, was a fellow of great good nature - endless good nature - with a boy; why not with a man?
The small grey eyes blinked, the lips moved, with greed; greed was the ruling passion; and though there was some good nature, some genuine kindliness, a true human touch, in the old toper, his greed was now so set afire by hope, that all other traits of character lay dormant.
And that disgusting good nature, which every one likes him for and praises--I hate that good nature of his," she thought.
The old count's hospitality and good nature, which struck one especially in Petersburg as a pleasant surprise, were such that Prince Andrew could not refuse to stay to dinner.
When I saw you on the sea-shore I took a great fancy to you, and wished to try your good nature, so I presented myself in the disguise you saw.
He stood some time lost in astonishment at this sight; but, as good nature had always the ascendant in his mind, he soon began to be touched with sentiments of compassion for the little wretch before him.
But constancy, chastity, good sense, and good nature, were not rated, because they would not bear the charge of collecting.
He liked very much to have his friends come and see him; and from various united causes, from his long residence at Hartfield, and his good nature, from his fortune, his house, and his daughter, he could command the visits of his own little circle, in a great measure, as he liked.
TV3, 9pm A child killer sentenced to death astonishes prison guards with his good nature and miraculous healing powers.
Bosses at the chain feel some of the cheekier punters have been taking advantage of their good nature in asking staff to recharge their phones behind the bar - so a ban is now in place.