Definition of Ill nature

1. Noun. A disagreeable, irritable, or malevolent disposition.

Lexicographical Neighbors of Ill Nature

ill at ease
ill at ease(p)
ill behaved
ill fame
ill health
ill humor
ill humors
ill humour
ill luck
ill manners
ill nature (current term)
ill repute
ill service
ill stound
ill temper
ill timed(p)
ill turn
ill will
ill willed
ill wills

Literary usage of Ill nature

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions by Robert Chambers, Robert Carruthers (1853)
"Now, these and the like particulars are some of the chief instances of that ill- nature which men arc more properly said to be guilty of towards their ..."

2. The Works of Hannah More by Hannah More (1835)
"I never will be so forward again to suspect pi«, ty of ill nature.' 'So far from it, Caroline/ said sir John, ' that we will adopt the practice we were во ..."

3. A Select Glossary of English Words Used Formerly in Senses Different from by Richard Chenevix Trench (1865)
"And the reason is manifest ; for you may remember that I told you that ingratitude sprang from a principle of ill-nature ; which being a thing founded in ..."

4. Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Bart by John Gibson Lockhart (1837)
"His father had a temper which better jumped with my humour. Enough of ill-nature to keep your good-nature from being abused, ..."

5. The English Familiar Essay: Representative Texts by William Frank Bryan, Ronald Salmon Crane (1916)
"But let them remember that I do hereby enter my caveat against this piece of raillery. C [ADDISON] ILL-NATURE IN SATIRE No. 23. ..."

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