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ill will

hostile feeling; malevolence; enmity:
to harbor ill will against someone.
Origin of ill will
1250-1300; Middle English
Related forms
[il-wild] /ˈɪlˈwɪld/ (Show IPA),
hatred, hostility, animosity, antipathy, unfriendliness.
benevolence. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for ill will
  • Behavior that may be brilliant in academic debate is more likely to create ill will when directed toward friends and colleagues.
  • Others want to see ill will and some sort of end of the life of the mind or other insults.
  • Search protocols vulnerable to the ill will of a candidate must be revisited.
  • She expressed disappointment over the lousy grade and astonishment over the apparent ill will in the comments.
  • Lastly, consider the ill will you will generate, whether you win or lose but especially if you lose.
  • She was also known to be a chronic malcontent who harbored ill will toward campus administrators.
  • At some point in your life, you've had ill will harbored against you.
  • And then he went up to them and cut their throats, gently, and without ill will toward them.
  • And we've got enough ill will and polarization in our politics.
  • One is health care, which has used up a lot of political time and energy and generated much ill will between the parties.
British Dictionary definitions for ill will

ill will

hostile feeling; enmity; antagonism
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