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human nature

noun [U] uk   us  
the natural ways of behaving that most people share: You can't change human nature. It's only human nature (= it is natural) to want the best for your children.
Translations of “human nature”
in Chinese (Traditional) 人性…
in Russian человеческая природа…
in Turkish insan tabiatı/mizacı/huyu…
in Chinese (Simplified) 人性…
in Polish natura ludzka…
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