Definition of ill nature in English:

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ill nature


The quality of being bad-tempered or mean-spirited.
Example sentences
  • We should flood Paypal with letters illustrating the ill nature of their policies and reasons why many people have problems with the way they operate.
  • Satire works first on the ill nature of the audience; they are moved to laugh… and the shame of that laughter teaches us to amend what is ridiculous.
  • She falls in love with Heathcliff despite his ill nature.

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