human nature

noun

Definition of human nature

  1. :  the nature of humans; especially :  the fundamental dispositions and traits of humans

Examples of human nature in a sentence

  1. You can't change human nature.

15th Century

First Known Use of human nature

15th century


HUMAN NATURE Defined for English Language Learners

human nature

noun

Definition of human nature for English Language Learners

  • : the ways of thinking, feeling, and acting that are common to most people


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