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"one of a vicious, contemptible, or criminal nature"

On "criminal nature", what is the meaning of nature?

and can you give other examples with nature?

Thank you
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Hi,

"one of a vicious, contemptible, or criminal nature"

On "criminal nature", what is the meaning of nature? character, disposition

and can you give other examples with nature? Mary has a kind nature.

Best wishes, Clive
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Someone's "nature" refers to characteristics that are essential to an individual's personality -- as opposed to something acquired by circumstances or learning. If someone has "a criminal nature," it means that they were born with criminal tendencies. Someone might be described as having a violent nature, a sweet nature, a forgiving nature, etc.