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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 good nature
 好脾氣,性情溫和

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Na·ture n.
 1. The existing system of things; the universe of matter, energy, time and space; the physical world; all of creation.  Contrasted with the world of mankind, with its mental and social phenomena.
    But looks through nature up to nature's God.   --Pope.
    When, in the course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bonds which have connected them with another, ans to assume among the powers of the earth the separate and equal Station which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent Respect to the Opinions of Mankind requires that they should declare the causes that impel them to the Separation.   --Declaration of Independence
    Nature has caprices which art can not imitate.   --Macaulay.
 2. The personified sum and order of causes and effects; the powers which produce existing phenomena, whether in the total or in detail; the agencies which carry on the processes of creation or of being; -- often conceived of as a single and separate entity, embodying the total of all finite agencies and forces as disconnected from a creating or ordering intelligence; as, produced by nature; the forces of nature.
 I oft admire
 How Nature, wise and frugal, could commit
 Such disproportions.   --Milton.
 3. The established or regular course of things; usual order of events; connection of cause and effect.
 4. Conformity to that which is natural, as distinguished from that which is artificial, or forced, or remote from actual experience.
    One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.   --Shak.
 5. The sum of qualities and attributes which make a person or thing what it is, as distinct from others; native character; inherent or essential qualities or attributes; peculiar constitution or quality of being.
 Thou, therefore, whom thou only canst redeem,
 Their nature also to thy nature join,
 And be thyself man among men on earth.   --Milton.
 6. Hence: Kind, sort; character; quality.
    A dispute of this nature caused mischief.   --Dryden.
 7. Physical constitution or existence; the vital powers; the natural life. “My days of nature.”
    Oppressed nature sleeps.   --Shak.
 8. Natural affection or reverence.
 Have we not seen
 The murdering son ascend his parent's bed,
 Through violated nature force his way?   --Pope.
 9. Constitution or quality of mind or character.
 A born devil, on whose nature
 Nurture can never stick.   --Shak.
    That reverence which is due to a superior nature.   --Addison.
 Good nature, Ill nature. see under Good and Ill.
 In a state of nature. (a) Naked as when born; nude. (b) In a condition of sin; unregenerate. (c) Untamed; uncivilized.
 Nature printing, a process of printing from metallic or other plates which have received an impression, as by heavy pressure, of an object such as a leaf, lace, or the like.
 Nature worship, the worship of the personified powers of nature.
 To pay the debt of nature, to die.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Good a. [Compar. Better superl. Best These words, though used as the comparative and superlative of good, are from a different root.]
 1. Possessing desirable qualities; adapted to answer the end designed; promoting success, welfare, or happiness; serviceable; useful; fit; excellent; admirable; commendable; not bad, corrupt, evil, noxious, offensive, or troublesome, etc.
    And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good.   --Gen. i. 31.
    Good company, good wine, good welcome.   --Shak.
 2. Possessing moral excellence or virtue; virtuous; pious; religious; -- said of persons or actions.
    In all things showing thyself a pattern of good works.   --Tit. ii. 7.
 3. Kind; benevolent; humane; merciful; gracious; polite; propitious; friendly; well-disposed; -- often followed by to or toward, also formerly by unto.
    The men were very good unto us.   --1 Sam. xxv. 15.
 4. Serviceable; suited; adapted; suitable; of use; to be relied upon; -- followed especially by for.
    All quality that is good for anything is founded originally in merit.   --Collier.
 5. Clever; skillful; dexterous; ready; handy; -- followed especially by at.
    He . . . is a good workman; a very good tailor.   --Shak.
    Those are generally good at flattering who are good for nothing else.   --South.
 6. Adequate; sufficient; competent; sound; not fallacious; valid; in a commercial sense, to be depended on for the discharge of obligations incurred; having pecuniary ability; of unimpaired credit.
    My reasons are both good and weighty.   --Shak.
    My meaning in saying he is a good man is . . . that he is sufficient . . . I think I may take his bond.   --Shak.
 7. Real; actual; serious; as in the phrases in good earnest; in good sooth.
    Love no man in good earnest.   --Shak.
 8. Not small, insignificant, or of no account; considerable; esp., in the phrases a good deal, a good way, a good degree, a good share or part, etc.
 9. Not lacking or deficient; full; complete.
    Good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over.   --Luke vi. 38.
 10. Not blemished or impeached; fair; honorable; unsullied; as in the phrases a good name, a good report, good repute, etc.
    A good name is better than precious ointment.   --Eccl. vii. 1.
 As good as. See under As.
 For good, or For good and all, completely and finally; fully; truly.
    The good woman never died after this, till she came to die for good and all.   --L'Estrange.
 -- Good breeding, polite or polished manners, formed by education; a polite education.
    Distinguished by good humor and good breeding.   --Macaulay.
 -- Good cheap, literally, good bargain; reasonably cheap.
 -- Good consideration Law. (a) A consideration of blood or of natural love and affection. --Blackstone. (b) A valuable consideration, or one which will sustain a contract.
 Good fellow, a person of companionable qualities. [Familiar]
 Good folk, or Good people, fairies; brownies; pixies, etc. [Colloq. Eng. & Scot.]
 Good for nothing. (a) Of no value; useless; worthless. (b) Used substantively, an idle, worthless person.
    My father always said I was born to be a good for nothing.   --Ld. Lytton.
 -- Good Friday, the Friday of Holy Week, kept in some churches as a fast, in memoory of our Savior's passion or suffering; the anniversary of the crucifixion.
 Good humor, or Good-humor, a cheerful or pleasant temper or state of mind.
 Good humor man, a travelling vendor who sells Good Humor ice-cream (or some similar ice-cream) from a small refrigerated truck; he usually drives slowly through residential neighborhoods in summertime, loudly playing some distinctive recorded music to announce his presence. [U. S.]
 Good nature, or Good-nature, habitual kindness or mildness of temper or disposition; amiability; state of being in good humor.
    The good nature and generosity which belonged to his character.   --Macaulay.
    The young count's good nature and easy persuadability were among his best characteristics.   --Hawthorne.
 -- Good people. See Good folk (above).
 Good speed, good luck; good success; godspeed; -- an old form of wishing success. See Speed.
 Good turn, an act of kidness; a favor.
 Good will. (a) Benevolence; well wishing; kindly feeling. (b) Law The custom of any trade or business; the tendency or inclination of persons, old customers and others, to resort to an established place of business; the advantage accruing from tendency or inclination.
    The good will of a trade is nothing more than the probability that the old customers will resort to the old place.   --Lord Eldon.
 -- In good time. (a) Promptly; punctually; opportunely; not too soon nor too late. (b) Mus. Correctly; in proper time.
 To hold good, to remain true or valid; to be operative; to remain in force or effect; as, his promise holds good; the condition still holds good.
 To make good, to fulfill; to establish; to maintain; to supply (a defect or deficiency); to indemmify; to prove or verify (an accusation); to prove to be blameless; to clear; to vindicate.
    Each word made good and true.   --Shak.
    Of no power to make his wishes good.   --Shak.
    I . . . would by combat make her good.   --Shak.
    Convenient numbers to make good the city.   --Shak.
 -- To think good, to approve; to be pleased or satisfied with; to consider expedient or proper.
    If ye think good, give me my price; and if not, forbear.   --Zech. xi. 12.
 Note:Good, in the sense of wishing well, is much used in greeting and leave-taking; as, good day, good night, good evening, good morning, etc.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 good nature
      n : a cheerful, obliging disposition [ant: ill nature]