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, disaffection, discontent, dislike, disquiet, dissatisfaction, enmity, hard feelings, hostility, ill disposition, ill-feeling, ill-intent, incompatibility, inimicality, intolerance, malevolence, malevolentia, malice, maliciousness, malignance, malignancy, odium, opposition, rancor, resentment, spite, spitefulness, strain, tension, unfriendliness, unfriendly feeling, unkindness, unpopularity, wrath II index cruelty

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  • ill-will — ill will·ie; …   English syllables

  • 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

  • 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 — 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

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