ill nature


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ill nature a disagreeable, irritable, or malevolent disposition
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ill nature bad disposition or temperament; sullenness; esp., a disposition to cause unhappiness to others.
    • Ill nature see under Good and Ill.
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  • Sir William Temple
    “There cannot live a more unhappy creature than an ill-natured old man, who is neither capable of receiving pleasures, nor sensible of conferring them on others.”
  • Richard Brinsley Sheridan
    “There's no possibility of being witty without a little ill-nature -- the malice of a good thing is the barb that makes it stick.”


In literature:

Why, when her illness had been put to flight, did the ill-natured child work her utmost to torment her?
"A Love Episode" by Emile Zola
The ugly, grinning, aping, chattering, ill-natured, mischievous and queer little brutes!
"Twice Told Tales" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Freddie had a most ill-natured letter from Lady Henry this morning.
"Lady Rose's Daughter" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
I am not ill-natured at heart, I am only a little crazy.
"Marie Bashkirtseff (From Childhood to Girlhood)" by Marie Bashkirtseff
They thought ill of government, and of all interferences with Nature.
"The Problem of China" by Bertrand Russell
His face displayed a scorn which jumped ill with the nature of the man before him.
"The Mississippi Bubble" by Emerson Hough
This was in the direction of his master's morning walks, and he thought now that he understood the secret of much of his ill-nature.
"Life & Times of Col. Daniel Boone" by Cecil B. Hartley
There was much idle and cruel gossip in an ill-natured world.
"Rousseau" by John Morley
The idea that Alice Lancaster was troubled with regrets was not as unfounded as the rest of Mrs. Nailor's ill-natured charge.
"Gordon Keith" by Thomas Nelson Page
He would say the most ill-natured things, with the least remorse, of any man I ever knew.
"The Works of Charles Lamb in Four Volumes, Volume 4" by Charles Lamb

In poetry:

Ah! thou art like our wayward race;—
When not a shade of pain or ill
Dims the bright smile of Nature's face,
Thou lov'st to sigh and murmur still.
"The West Wind" by William Cullen Bryant
"O mamma, I have longed to confess all the day
What an ill-natured thing I have done;
I persuaded myself it was only in play,
But such play I in future will shun.
"The First Of April" by Charles Lamb
This love of nature, that allures to take
Irregularity for harmony
Of larger scope than our hard measures make,
Cherish it as thy school for when on thee
The ills of life descend.
"Fragments" by George Meredith
—Yet, all in vain; for never spring arraying
Nature in charms, to thee can make it fair.
Ill fated love, clouds all thy path, pourtraying
Years past of bliss, and future of despair.
"Waters of Elle! thy limpid streams are flowing," by Lady Caroline Lamb
When Persia's sceptre trembled in a hand
Wilted with harem-heats, and all the land
Was hovered over by those vulture ills
That snuff decaying empire from afar,
Then, with a nature balanced as a star,
Dara arose, a shepherd of the hills.
"Dara" by James Russell Lowell
Look in fear, for there is dimness;
Ills unshapen float anigh. Look in awe, for this same nature
Once the Godhead deigned to die. Look in love, for He doth love it,
And its tale is best of lore: Still humanity grows dearer,
Being learned the more.
"A Mother Showing The Portrait Of Her Child" by Jean Ingelow

In news:

Meet an alpaca and experience one of the world's most prized natural fibers during National Alpaca Farm Days from 10 am to 4 pm, Sept 24-25, at the True Colors Alpaca Farm in Caledonia , Ill. file photo Dealing with deer: The state Department of Natural Resources recently revised its plan to deal with Chronic Wasting Disease , which is a neurological, communicable illness that has affected deer across the United States.
Attorneys for the suspect in the Colorado movie theater shootings said Thursday that their client is mentally ill and that they need more time to assess the nature of his illness.
A public defender for suspect James E Holmes tells the judge there's a need to probe the 'nature and depth' of his client's mental illness, a strong clue to the defense's strategy.
Mire 's Austin physician declined to do the tests, and she was sent home to struggle with the pain, and the frustration of not knowing the nature of her illness.
Jon Jordan shows a group an authentic Lakota "baby carriage" at the Midwest Museum of Natural History in Sycamore, Ill. On Thursday, Oct 18, 2012.
Learn the ingredients for a perfect storm from 7 to 8 pm, Thursday, April 26, at the Midwest Museum of Natural History in Sycamore, Ill. Dr Walker Ashley will give a presentation about severe weather and storm-chasing in the United States.
LaCamera declined to describe the nature of the illness that kept Angelou hospitalized until her release on Saturday.
Midwest Museum of Natural History in Sycamore, Ill. Will host its "Creepy, Crawly Halloween Party" from 6 to 8 pm, Saturday, Oct 20.
Nature 's Recipe officials say no pet or human illnesses have been reported.
While the West's richest companies are used to seeking natural resources in the world's poorest corners, few places on earth seem as ill-prepared as the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea .
Fred Maier—director of the Spring Brook Nature Center in Itasca, Ill.—is adding a new weapon to the village's mosquito-fighting arsenal: garlic.
NEW YORK — A subsidiary of former Blue Wolf Capital Fund portfolio company Healthcare Laundry Systems (HLS) has donated an industrial property in Rockford , Ill. To The Nature Conservancy, a conservation organization.
Still, fans will be happy to know that the man, his legendary band — and yes, all those guitars — are the subject of a special exhibit at the Burpee Museum Of Natural History, located in the band's hometown of Rockford , Ill.
SYCAMORE , Ill.—The Midwest Museum of Natural History in Sycamore , Ill. Will present "Rockin' for the Reptiles" from noon to 5 pm, Saturday, June 25.

In science:

Because of the random nature of this rule, the genome space of the population is homogeneously sampled; well-fitted and ill-fitted individuals die with equal probability.
Random deaths in a computational model for age-structured populations
In this section I’ll review two theorems of basic category theory (interestingly, both due to Peter Freyd) which, I think, display the essential nature of size considerations.
Set theory for category theory
Specifically, it is clear from the problem formulation that the group lasso is ill-suited for the specified MUD problem since each of the sub-vectors {β i } in (8) has at delays; hence, the group nature of the detection criterion in the definition of (cid:98)I . most one non-zero entry.
Asynchronous Code-Division Random Access Using Convex Optimization
Nested Sampling is ill suited to this task, and it is more natural to extend the RJMCMC model space to include the signal model.
Gravitational Wave Astronomy: Needle in a Haystack
Therefore, it provides answers to the ongoing debate [?] on the nature of the quantum state, and our claim is that this notion, (quantum state) is ill defined.
On the Nature of Reality