Definition of Ill will

1. Noun. The feeling of a hostile person. "He could no longer contain his hostility"

2. Noun. A hostile (very unfriendly) disposition. "He could not conceal his hostility"
Exact synonyms: Hostility
Generic synonyms: Unfriendliness
Specialized synonyms: Virulence, Virulency

Definition of Ill will

1. Noun. Ill-disposed attitude; grudge; dislike. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ill Will

ill behaved
ill fame
ill health
ill humor
ill humors
ill humour
ill luck
ill manners
ill nature
ill repute
ill service
ill stound
ill temper
ill timed(p)
ill turn
ill will (current term)
ill willed
ill wills

Literary usage of Ill will

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Art of Worldly Wisdom by Baltasar Gracián y Morales, Joseph Jacobs (1892)
"He that speaks ill will always hear worse. ccxxix Plan out your Life wisely, not as chance will have it, but with prudence and foresight. ..."

2. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham (1907)
"... and indignation : in a neutral sense, or perhaps a sense leaning a little to the bad side, ill-will: and, in particular cases, anger, wrath, and enmity. ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1904)
"On trial for malicious mischief, evidence of ill will on the part of accused ... Evidence of ill will between the owner of the property destroyed and the ..."

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