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good nature

pleasant disposition; kindly nature; amiability.
Origin of good nature
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Like the good-natured giant in the fable I allowed her to pull my beard, and as a consequence she presumed on my good-nature.

    The Confession of a Fool August Strindberg
  • Her good-nature was a byword, as were her generosity and boyish daring.

    'Me-Smith' Caroline Lockhart
  • His kind disposition and good-nature have given him many friends, but love of money and appearances have crippled his usefulness.

  • In vain did she try to soothe and coax them into good-nature for some time.

    Jessie Carlton Francis Forrester
  • In a case of doubt, they naturally leant to the side of good-nature.

    Christmas Stories Edward Berens
  • "She has heard of all your good-nature, and is very grateful to you," said Gusty.

    The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly Charles James Lever
  • Inwardly she made a vow that never again should her good-nature lead her into such a troublesome adventure.

    The Palace Beautiful L. T. Meade
  • There is one remarkable testimony to his wide renown for good-nature.

  • A little observation, however, convinced them of the animal's good-nature, and they were soon induced to play fearlessly with him.

  • But he was so fiery that only his good-nature and his size protected him.

    Sons and Lovers David Herbert Lawrence
Idioms and Phrases with good-nature

good nature

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