ill-will

  • 1 ill-will — ill will·ie; …

    English syllables

  • 2 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 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

  • 4 Ill-will — See under {Ill}, a. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 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

  • 6 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

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 ill will — ill′ will′ n. hostile feeling; enmity • Etymology: 1250–1300 ill′ willed′, adj …

    From formal English to slang

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

    Law dictionary

  • 12 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

  • 13 ill will — ► NOUN ▪ animosity …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14 ill will — n. unfriendly feeling; hostility; hate; dislike …

    English World dictionary

  • 15 ill will — n. 1) to stir up ill will 2) to bear, harbor ill will towards smb. 3) ill will about, over; between * * * [ˌɪl wɪl] between over to bear. harbor ill will towards smb. to stir up ill will ill will about …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16 ill will — also ill will N UNCOUNT Ill will is unfriendly or hostile feelings that you have towards someone. He didn t bear anyone any ill will... All this has created considerable ill will towards the armed forces. Syn: animosity …

    English dictionary

  • 17 ill will — noun (U) strong dislike; hostility: At first there was a lot of suspicion and ill will among the team. | bear sb no ill will (=feel no dislike or anger towards someone) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 ill will — noun Ill disposed attitude; hatred. The losing side bore no ill will toward the winners …

    Wiktionary

  • 19 ill will — noun the ill will between the two families predates anyone s memory Syn: animosity, hostility, enmity, acrimony, animus, hatred, hate, loathing, antipathy; ill feeling, bad feeling, bad blood, antagonism, unfriendliness, dislike; spite,… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 20 ill-will — see ill will …

    English dictionary


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