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Definition of "ill will" [ill will]

  • Unfriendly feeling; enmity. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ill will" in a sentence
  • "Douglas Paskin had never done anything intentional to raise any racial ill will among the employees of his company."
  • "Callisthenes undoubtedly harbored much ill will toward the royal house of Macedonia for obliterating his hometown, but he obliged Alexander with obsequious propaganda until the king had him executed."
  • "The Great King Cambyses conquered Egypt in the late sixth century B.C. and initiated a century of ill will when he burned temples throughout the country and killed the sacred Apis bull at Memphis in a fit of anger."