ill nature


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ill nature

n.
A disagreeable, irritable, or malevolent disposition.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ill nature - a disagreeable, irritable, or malevolent disposition
disposition, temperament - your usual mood; "he has a happy disposition"
crabbedness, crabbiness, crossness - a disposition to be ill-tempered
crankiness, crotchetiness, grumpiness, contrariness - a fussy and eccentric disposition
moroseness, sullenness, sourness, sulkiness - a sullen moody resentful 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
asperity, sharpness - harshness of manner
good nature - a cheerful, obliging disposition
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Her complexion was sallow; and her features small, without beauty, and naturally without expression; but a lucky contraction of the brow had rescued her countenance from the disgrace of insipidity, by giving it the strong characters of pride and ill nature.
I like to look at statues, however, and I like to look at pictures, also --even of monks looking up in sacred ecstacy, and monks looking down in meditation, and monks skirmishing for something to eat--and therefore I drop ill nature to thank the papal government for so jealously guarding and so industriously gathering up these things; and for permitting me, a stranger and not an entirely friendly one, to roam at will and unmolested among them, charging me nothing, and only requiring that I shall behave myself simply as well as I ought to behave in any other man's house.
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