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 for Ill nature
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ill \Ill\ ([i^]l), a. [The regular comparative and superlative
     are wanting, their places being supplied by worseand worst,
     from another root.] [OE. ill, ille, Icel. illr; akin to Sw.
     illa, adv., Dan. ilde, adv.]
     1. Contrary to good, in a physical sense; contrary or opposed
        to advantage, happiness, etc.; bad; evil; unfortunate;
        disagreeable; unfavorable.
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              Neither is it ill air only that maketh an ill seat,
              but ill ways, ill markets, and ill neighbors.
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              There 's some ill planet reigns.      --Shak.
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     2. Contrary to good, in a moral sense; evil; wicked; wrong;
        iniquitious; naughtly; bad; improper.
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              Of his own body he was ill, and gave
              The clergy ill example.               --Shak.
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     3. Sick; indisposed; unwell; diseased; disordered; as, ill of
        a fever.
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              I am in health, I breathe, and see thee ill. --Shak.
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     4. Not according with rule, fitness, or propriety; incorrect;
        rude; unpolished; inelegant.
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              That 's an ill phrase.                --Shak.
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     Ill at ease, uneasy; uncomfortable; anxious. "I am very ill
        at ease." --Shak.
     Ill blood, enmity; resentment; bad blood.
     Ill breeding, lack of good breeding; rudeness.
     Ill fame, ill or bad repute; as, a house of ill fame, a
        house where lewd persons meet for illicit intercourse.
     Ill humor, a disagreeable mood; bad temper.
     Ill nature, bad disposition or temperament; sullenness;
        esp., a disposition to cause unhappiness to others.
     Ill temper, anger; moroseness; crossness.
     Ill turn.
        (a) An unkind act.
        (b) A slight attack of illness. [Colloq. U.S.] -- Ill
     will, unkindness; enmity; malevolence.
     Syn: Bad; evil; wrong; wicked; sick; unwell.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Nature \Na"ture\ (?; 135), n. [F., fr. L. natura, fr. natus
     born, produced, p. p. of nasci to be born. See Nation.]
     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.
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              But looks through nature up to nature's God. --Pope.
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              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
              Nature has caprices which art can not imitate.
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     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.
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              I oft admire
              How Nature, wise and frugal, could commit
              Such disproportions.                  --Milton.
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     3. The established or regular course of things; usual order
        of events; connection of cause and effect.
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     4. Conformity to that which is natural, as distinguished from
        that which is artificial, or forced, or remote from actual
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              One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
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     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.
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              Thou, therefore, whom thou only canst redeem,
              Their nature also to thy nature join,
              And be thyself man among men on earth. --Milton.
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     6. Hence: Kind, sort; character; quality.
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              A dispute of this nature caused mischief. --Dryden.
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     7. Physical constitution or existence; the vital powers; the
        natural life. "My days of nature." --Shak.
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              Oppressed nature sleeps.              --Shak.
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     8. Natural affection or reverence.
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              Have we not seen
              The murdering son ascend his parent's bed,
              Through violated nature force his way? --Pope.
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     9. Constitution or quality of mind or character.
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              A born devil, on whose nature
              Nurture can never stick.              --Shak.
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              That reverence which is due to a superior nature.
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     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
     Nature worship, the worship of the personified powers of
     To pay the debt of nature, to die.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  ill nature
      n 1: a disagreeable, irritable, or malevolent disposition [ant:
           good nature]

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