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The general psychological characteristics, feelings, and behavioral traits of humankind, regarded as shared by all humans.‘he had a poor opinion of human nature’
the body, the human body, man's physical nature, physicality, corporeality, carnality, animalityView synonyms
- ‘Call me naive, but I still have enough faith in human nature to believe that they cannot succeed in this.’
- ‘As luck would have it, human nature means we all need different things at different times in different ways.’
- ‘Catastrophes of this magnitude and nature serve to bring out the best in human nature.’
- ‘They were artists in their own right, but more, they were observers of human nature.’
- ‘I despair of human nature; children are being taught that it is okay to be heartless to wild animals.’
- ‘Two stages were built for the show, representing the masculine and feminine sides of human nature.’
- ‘Gambling is a fundamental part of human nature - we all take risks in daily life.’
- ‘It's human nature for people to reveal things at one moment that they regret a week or a year later.’
- ‘Clearly, such views are derived from a very depressing take on human nature.’
- ‘The great thing about human nature is that we can make just about anything routine.’
- ‘It's human nature that in uncertain times we become more conservative and less speculative.’
- ‘It's human nature to slow down just before a camera and then speed up again.’
- ‘How could you have a glowing view of human nature when you contemplate what people do to one another?’
- ‘It is part of human nature for a parent to show a little favouritism towards their own children.’
- ‘There are bad facets of human nature, and these have to be restrained, mitigated, diverted.’
- ‘They pointed out how little human nature has changed over the last thousand years.’
- ‘It's good, though, to find someone who is even more pessimistic about human nature than I am.’
- ‘It is our human nature as social animals to attempt to interact with each other in a profitable manner.’
- ‘You have restored my faith in human nature and it proves that not all young people are yobs or thugs.’
- ‘That is what we have realised after a long and close observation of human nature.’
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