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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having a nature or temperament of a specified kind. Often used in combination: mean-natured; sweet-natured.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having or possessing the specified disposition or temperament.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having (such) a nature, temper, or disposition; disposed; -- used in composition

Etymologies

See nature (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • No fax pay day loans are basically short term natured loans and provide small cash in advance to the borrower.

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  • She was a good shot, could make a dress, cook a dinner, ride to hounds, and play any game; and she was what is called good-natured, that is to say, ready to do for any one anything that could be done on the spur of the moment.

    The Beth Book Being a Study of the Life of Elizabeth Caldwell Maclure, a Woman of Genius

  • The brethren of the aggiornamentist - brotherly-love persuasion have once again shown themselves to be thoroughly ill-natured and petty.

    Solemn High Traditional Mass at St Peter's Basilica - the First in 40 Years

  • But he did not have it in him to be angry with the love-master, and when that god elected to laugh at him in a good-natured, bantering way, he was nonplussed.

    The Call of Kind

  • Sometimes, when the leopards seemed better natured, Ralph even encouraged the two dogs to lie down.

    CHAPTER XXIX

  • What he did do, with bristling neck-hair, was to stalk stiff-leggedly across the cage, turn about with his face toward the danger, and stalk stiffly back, coming to a pause alongside of Jack, who gave him a good-natured sniff of greeting.

    CHAPTER XXIX

  • The mule was fat and good-natured the first day of its appearance in the arena.

    CHAPTER XXVI

  • Here was no streak of fat, no apathy, only a lazy, good-natured play of gloves and tricks, with a brusk stiffness and harsh sharpness in the contacts that he knew belonged only to the trained and instinctive fighting man.

    Chapter II

  • Hard-bitten, bitter-natured, sour-featured and snarling-mouthed, he was the one man, the henchman of the race, the master of the moment.

    CHAPTER XXXVIII

  • He's good-natured at heart, and he's the gratefullest mule I've ever seen in the business.

    CHAPTER XXVI

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