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It is human nature to be shortsighted and to lose momentum to make changes once the story is out of the headlines and there aren't financial incentives or political rewards. We owe to ourselves to learn from the past so we can try to do better.
Sheri Fink

Meaning of "human nature" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HUMAN NATURE

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HUMAN NATURE

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determiner
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Human nature is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES HUMAN NATURE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Human nature

Human nature refers to the distinguishing characteristics, including ways of thinking, feeling and acting, which humans tend to have naturally, independently of the influence of culture. The questions of what these characteristics are, what causes them, and how fixed human nature is, are amongst the oldest and most important questions in western philosophy. These questions have particularly important implications in ethics, politics, and theology. This is partly because human nature can be regarded as both a source of norms of conduct or ways of life, as well as presenting obstacles or constraints on living a good life. The complex implications of such questions are also dealt with in art and literature, while the multiple branches of the Humanities together form an important domain of inquiry into human nature, and the question of what it is to be human. The branches of contemporary science associated with the study of human nature include anthropology, sociology, sociobiology, and psychology, particularly evolutionary psychology, and developmental psychology.

Definition of human nature in the English dictionary

The first definition of human nature in the dictionary is the qualities common to humanity. Other definition of human nature is ordinary human behaviour, esp considered as less than perfect. Human nature is also the unique elements that form a basic part of human life and distinguish it from other animal life.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HUMAN NATURE

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human engineering
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Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority
human genome
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human immunodeficiency virus
human interest
human interest story
human megaphone
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human race
human resource management
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human rights
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human rights activist
human rights campaigner
human rights group
human rights record

WORDS THAT END LIKE HUMAN NATURE

adventure
by nature
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miniature
Mother Nature
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Synonyms and antonyms of human nature in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «human nature» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HUMAN NATURE

Find out the translation of human nature to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of human nature from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «human nature» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

人性
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

naturaleza humana
570 millions of speakers

English

human nature
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मानव प्रकृति
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

الطبيعة البشرية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

человеческая природа
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

natureza humana
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মানব প্রকৃতি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

nature humaine
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

sifat manusia
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

menschliche Natur
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

人間性
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

인간의 천성
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sifat manungsa
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bản chất con người
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மனித இயல்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मानवी स्वभाव
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

insan doğası
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

natura umana
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ludzka natura
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

людська природа
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

natura umană
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ανθρώπινη φύση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

menslike natuur
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

mänskliga naturen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

menneskets natur
5 millions of speakers

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The term «human nature» is very widely used and occupies the 13.988 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about human nature

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10 QUOTES WITH «HUMAN NATURE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word human nature.
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
In athletics there's always been a willingness to cheat if it looks like you're not cheating. I think that's just a quirk of human nature.
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Walter Bagehot
The being without an opinion is so painful to human nature that most people will leap to a hasty opinion rather than undergo it.
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Walter Bagehot
One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea.
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Clare Balding
If you are fearful, a horse will back off. If you are calm and confident, it will come forward. For those who are often flattered or feared, the horse can be a welcome mirror of the best in human nature.
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Nathaniel Branden
Between the ages of 24 and 27, I read Freud's complete works, everything that had been translated into English. It was very stimulating intellectually. But I did not accept his view of neurosis or of human nature.
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Eleanor Catton
I think it's more optimistic about human nature to acknowledge that people are the products of their time but then to see that they have moments of grace and dignity that everybody has.
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Adam Clarke
But this Christ or Redeemer took not upon him the nature of angels, but the seed of Abraham, that is, human nature, that in the nature which sinned he might make the expiation required.
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Paddy Considine
My fascination is not for cinema; it's for human nature and human beings because I find it quite difficult being one at times.
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Mireille Enos
It's kind of part of human nature to want to know the truth or want to be in on the secret. For stories that focus in on that - like whodunits - it's easy to get drawn into.
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Sheri Fink
It is human nature to be shortsighted and to lose momentum to make changes once the story is out of the headlines and there aren't financial incentives or political rewards. We owe to ourselves to learn from the past so we can try to do better.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HUMAN NATURE»

Discover the use of human nature in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to human nature and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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ON HUMAN NATURE
In his new preface E. O. Wilson reflects on how he came to write this book: how The Insect Societies led him to write Sociobiology, and how the political and religious uproar that engulfed that book persuaded him to write another book that ...
Edward O. Wilson, 2012
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Human Nature
First published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Donald Woods Winnicott, 1990
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Marx and Human Nature: Refutation of a Legend
' One hundred years after Marx's death, this timely essay - combing the strengths of analytical philosophy and classical Marxism - rediscovers a central part of his heritage.
Norman Geras, 1983
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Human Nature: Poems
Gathers poems of incest, complicity, betrayal, and survival that chronicle a woman's rage and hope This is the power of Human Nature: through the pain and terrible loss of what might have been and what was, we come out living.
Alice Anderson, 1994
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On Human Nature
This volume begins with excerpts from Aquinas' commentary on De Anima, excerpts that proceed from a general consideration of soul as common to all living things to a consideration of the animal soul and, finally, to what is peculiar to the ...
Saint Thomas (Aquinas), Thomas S. Hibbs, 1999
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Beyond Human Nature: How Culture and Experience Shape Our Lives
He examines all aspects of our behaviour, looking at everything from our intellects and emotions, to love and sex, morality and even madness. This book seeks to go beyond traditional debates of nature and nurture.
Jesse J. Prinz, 2012
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Readings on Human Nature
This anthology brings together 45 selections by a wide range of philosophers and other thinkers, and provides a representative sampling of the approaches to the study of human nature that have been taken within the western tradition.
Peter Loptson, 1998
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Social Psychology and Human Nature, Comprehensive Edition
Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Roy F. Baumeister, Brad Bushman, 2013
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Human Nature and Conduct: An Introduction to Social Psychology
This, he claims, is a battle doomed to fail. In Human Nature and Conduct, first published in 1922, Dewey brings the rigor of natural sciences to the quest for a better moral system.
John Dewey, 2007
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Psychology and 'Human Nature'
Looks at the major schools of psychology and considers the claims or assumptions being made about 'human nature' and their position on the associated issues of consciousness, the self, the body, other people and the physical world.
Peter Ashworth, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HUMAN NATURE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term human nature is used in the context of the following news items.
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Victor Davis Hanson: The danger of ignoring truths about human
Given human nature, people also like to blame their self-created dilemmas on cosmic forces not of their own making. Take Greece. The Greek ... «San Jose Mercury News, Jul 15»
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Victor Davis Hanson: Contrary to Progressive Belief, Human Nature
Human nature is unchanging, predictable — and can be dangerous if ignored. Five-time deportee and seven-time felon Juan Francisco ... «Patriot Post, Jul 15»
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Smart Production of The Killing of Sister George Focuses on Human
Whether it's because of the mid-'60s mores that forbade prurience on stage or Marcus' honest depiction of human nature, director Brooke ... «Riverfront Times, Jul 15»
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For NCA, it's a fight against human nature - Meridian Star: Sports
Workouts will go a long way when the Generals take the field against opponents in the fall, but for now, the opponent is human nature to get lax ... «Meridian Star, Jul 15»
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Why Warren Buffett can never be replaced by a computer | afr.com
Algorithms and big data promise perfectly priced investments but human nature should tell you that's never going to happen. NaN of. If Warren ... «The Australian Financial Review, Jul 15»
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In Defense of Being Average | Observer
It's an interesting facet of human nature that we seem to have a need to come up with these sort of fictional heroes that embody perfection and ... «New York Observer, Jul 15»
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Same-Sex Marriage and Heresy | Ryan T. Anderson | First Things
As we are challenged to defend the truths of human nature—male and female created for each other in marriage—we will discover a deeper ... «First Things, Jul 15»
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The View From Inside Syria | WABE 90.1 FM
That's one side of human nature — that you can get used to anything. His perspective on the future. To be honest, to stay or not to stay, it's a ... «WABE 90.1 FM, Jul 15»
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DVD Picks: 'What We Do in the Shadows' releases July 21 | News …
... the expected – and only fleetingly heartwarming – rapprochement between enemies with a more acerbic outlook about human nature. «News & Observer, Jul 15»
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Why the Iran Deal Is a Risk Worth Taking - TIME
That's both human nature and political-season demagoguery. A sudden alliance with Iran seems unlikely, but we do have common interests, ... «TIME, Jul 15»

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