good nature

noun

Definition of good nature

: pleasant cheerful disposition to please and be pleased, to accede to others' wishes, and to overlook slights, impositions, or causes for offense

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First Known Use of good nature

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of good nature was in the 15th century

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“Good nature.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/good%20nature. Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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