Ill will

Ill will
Ill Ill ([i^]l), a. [The regular comparative and superlative are wanting, their places being supplied by worseand worst, from another root.] [OE. ill, ille, Icel. illr; akin to Sw. illa, adv., Dan. ilde, adv.] 1. Contrary to good, in a physical sense; contrary or opposed to advantage, happiness, etc.; bad; evil; unfortunate; disagreeable; unfavorable. [1913 Webster]

Neither is it ill air only that maketh an ill seat, but ill ways, ill markets, and ill neighbors. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

There 's some ill planet reigns. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Contrary to good, in a moral sense; evil; wicked; wrong; iniquitious; naughtly; bad; improper. [1913 Webster]

Of his own body he was ill, and gave The clergy ill example. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. Sick; indisposed; unwell; diseased; disordered; as, ill of a fever. [1913 Webster]

I am in health, I breathe, and see thee ill. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. Not according with rule, fitness, or propriety; incorrect; rude; unpolished; inelegant. [1913 Webster]

That 's an ill phrase. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Ill at ease}, uneasy; uncomfortable; anxious. ``I am very ill at ease.'' --Shak.

{Ill blood}, enmity; resentment; bad blood.

{Ill breeding}, lack of good breeding; rudeness.

{Ill fame}, ill or bad repute; as, a house of ill fame, a house where lewd persons meet for illicit intercourse.

{Ill humor}, a disagreeable mood; bad temper.

{Ill nature}, bad disposition or temperament; sullenness; esp., a disposition to cause unhappiness to others.

{Ill temper}, anger; moroseness; crossness.

{Ill turn}. (a) An unkind act. (b) A slight attack of illness. [Colloq. U.S.] -- {Ill will}, unkindness; enmity; malevolence.

Syn: Bad; evil; wrong; wicked; sick; unwell. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Ill will — Will Will, n. [OE. wille, AS. willa; akin to OFries. willa, OS. willeo, willio, D. wil, G. wille, Icel. vili, Dan. villie, Sw. vilja, Goth wilja. See {Will}, v.] [1913 Webster] 1. The power of choosing; the faculty or endowment of the soul by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ill-will — See under {Ill}, a. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ill will — noun uncount a strong feeling that you dislike someone and wish them harm: ANIMOSITY: I feel no ill will toward her. ─ opposite GOOD WILL …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ill-will — I noun acerbity, acute dissatisfaction, adverseness, alienation, animosity, animus, antagonism, antipathy, aversion, bad intent, belligerency, bitter feelings, bitterness, chagrin, conflict, contrariety, coolness, deliberate malice, detestation,… …   Law dictionary

  • ill will — n [U] unfriendly or unkind feelings towards someone ▪ He said the accusation had been made from hatred and ill will …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ill will — [n] hatred; hard feelings acrimony, animosity, animus, antagonism, antipathy, aversion, bad blood*, bad will, blame, despite, dislike, enmity, envy, feud, grudge, hate, hostility, malevolence, malice, maliciousness, no love lost*, objection,… …   New thesaurus

  • ill will — ill willed /il wild /, adj. hostile feeling; malevolence; enmity: to harbor ill will against someone. [1250 1300; ME] Syn. hatred, hostility, animosity, antipathy, unfriendliness. Ant. benevolence. * * * …   Universalium

  • ill will — ill′ will′ n. hostile feeling; enmity • Etymology: 1250–1300 ill′ willed′, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • ill will — index argument (contention), discord, estrangement, feud, hatred, malice, odium, rancor …   Law dictionary

  • ill will — *malice, malevolence, malignity, malignancy, spite, despite, spleen, grudge Analogous words: animosity, antipathy, rancor, animus, hostility, *enmity: *hate, hatred Antonyms: goodwill: charity …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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