good nature

pleasant disposition; kindly nature; amiability.

1400–50; late Middle English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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good nature

A cheerful, obliging disposition, as in Ted is known for his good naturehe's always willing to help. [Mid-1400s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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Example sentences
He had long arms, large hands, and immense good nature.
It is no small grief to a good nature to try his friends.
All other knowledge is hurtful to him who has not the science of honesty and
  good nature.
Drawing upon their fundamental good nature and genuine pride in themselves as
  representatives of a group made a difference.
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