Meaning of well-natured in English:


Pronunciation /ˌwɛlˈneɪtʃəd/


  • Originally: †morally good; virtuous (obsolete). Later: having, displaying, or characterized by a pleasant, kindly, or obliging disposition or manner; good-natured.

    By the late 19th century chiefly Scottish, but revived in wider use in the 20th cent. Good-natured is now the usual term.


Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Norton. From well + natured.