These nouns refer to the combination of qualities that identify a person. Disposition is approximately equivalent to prevailing frame of mind or spirit: “A patronizing disposition always has its meaner side” (George Eliot). Temperament applies broadly to the sum of physical, emotional, and intellectual components that affect or determine a person's actions and reactions: “She is . . . of a serene and proud and dignified temperament” (H.G. Wells). Character especially emphasizes moral and ethical qualities: “Education has for its object the formation of character” (Herbert Spencer). Personality is the sum of distinctive traits that give a person individuality: possessed a truly unique personality.Nature denotes native or inherent qualities: “It is my habit,—I hope I may say, my nature,—to believe the best of people” (George W. Curtis).
He was a man of strong mind, honourable spirit and affectionate disposition, energetic both in speech and in writing.
Neither manifested the least disposition to retreat.
All this, like the other parts of the disposition, was not and could not be executed.
By Wednesday afternoon the matter was settled and the disposition of the case was in the hands of Bobby Witherspoon, the assistant DA, and the juvenile court system.
The hen is still more soberly attired; but it is perhaps the siskin's disposition to familiarity that makes it so favourite a captive, and, 'though as a cage-bird it is not ordinarily long-lived, it readily adapts itself to the loss of liberty.