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A disagreeable, irritable, or malevolent disposition.
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|Noun||1.||ill nature - a disagreeable, irritable, or malevolent disposition|
pettishness, snappishness, surliness, biliousness, peevishness, irritability, temper - a disposition to exhibit uncontrolled anger; "his temper was well known to all his employees"
impatience - a dislike of anything that causes delay
shrewishness - a nature given to nagging or scolding
good nature - a cheerful, obliging disposition