ill nature

/ɪl ˈneɪtʃə/ (say il 'naychuh)

noun
unkindly or unpleasant disposition.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Ill nature — Nature Na ture (?; 135), n. [F., fr. L. natura, fr. natus born, produced, p. p. of nasci to be born. See {Nation}.] 1. The existing system of things; the universe of matter, energy, time and space; the physical world; all of creation. Contrasted… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ill nature — Ill Ill ([i^]l), a. [The regular comparative and superlative are wanting, their places being supplied by worseand worst, from another root.] [OE. ill, ille, Icel. illr; akin to Sw. illa, adv., Dan. ilde, adv.] 1. Contrary to good, in a physical… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ill nature — n. an unpleasant, disagreeable, or mean disposition ill natured [il′nā′chərd] adj. ill naturedly adv …   English World dictionary

  • ill nature — index spite Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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  • ill-nature — Synonyms and related words: anger, asperity, bad blood, bad humor, bad temper, bad will, bile, biliousness, blighting glance, causticity, choler, corrosiveness, discontent, evil disposition, evil eye, gall, ill humor, ill temper, ill will, ill… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • ill-nature — n. 1. Malevolence, unkindness, hatred, enmity, ill will. 2. Moroseness, sullenness, sourness, acerbity, acrimoniousness, bitterness, ill temper, bad temper …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • ill nature — noun a disagreeable, irritable, or malevolent disposition • Ant: ↑good nature • Hypernyms: ↑disposition, ↑temperament • Hyponyms: ↑crabbiness, ↑crabbedness, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • ill nature — unkindly or unpleasant disposition. [1685 95] * * * …   Universalium

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