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).
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.
Dusty's lifemate was small and shapely with a sunny disposition and caramel features that resembled her brother's, the Black God.
All such solitary bulls, as their colloquial name indicates, are of a spiteful disposition; and it appears that with the majority the inducement to live apart is due to their partiality for cultivated crops, into which the more timid females are afraid to venture.
Of singularly lazy disposition, he yet possessed considerable tact - he was in fact an Egyptian Lord Melbourne, whose policy was to leave every= thing alone.
The leaf-stalks and flowerstalks are traversed by longitudinal air-passages, whose disposition varies in different species.