• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ill-will See under Ill a.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ill-will Enmity; malevolence.
    • n ill-will Synonyms Animosity, Ill-will, Enmity, etc. See animosity.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Ill-will unkind feeling: enmity
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  • Plaut
    “To a well deserving person God will show favor. To an ill deserving person He will simply be just.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “Don't dissipate your powers; strive to concentrate them. Genius thinks it can do whatever it sees others doing, but it will surely repent of every ill-judged outlay.”
  • Proverb
    “Those that do you a very ill deed will never forgive you.”
  • Charles Dickens
    “Mind like bodies, will often fall into a pimpled, ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort.”
  • Charles Dickens
    “Minds, like bodies, will fall into a pimpled, ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort.”
  • Sigmund Freud
    “Neurotics complain of their illness, but they make the most of it, and when it comes to talking it away from them they will defend it like a lioness her young.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From Ice. illr, a contraction of the word which appears in A.S. yfel, evil.


In literature:

I wish to show Mr. Wildeve that I bear him no ill-will.
"The Return of the Native" by Thomas Hardy
And sure I am that He bears me no ill will.
"Gifts of Genius" by Various
Hauskuld was so much beloved that few men were his foes, but the same ill-will went on between him and Njal's sons the whole winter through.
"The story of Burnt Njal" by Anonymous
Do I now harbor ill-will towards any being on earth?
"A Practical Directory for Young Christian Females" by Harvey Newcomb
There was, no doubt, much difficulty about the invitations, and a considerable amount of ill-will was created.
"Phineas Finn" by Anthony Trollope
He asserts that his solicitude in this respect has incurred the ill-will of the friars toward him.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, Volume XXIV, 1630-34" by Various
There is a good deal of illness in the camp now, and there will be more and more as the time goes on.
"A Jacobite Exile" by G. A. Henty
Her own daughter had fallen foul of the ill-will of certain critics.
"A Mummer's Tale" by Anatole France
And the other man was already in custody on a charge which had subjected him to the peculiar ill-will of the British public.
"Phineas Redux" by Anthony Trollope
The latter, to show that she bore no ill-will, approached Porthos, upon whom she conferred the same favor.
"The Vicomte de Bragelonne" by Alexandre Dumas

In poetry:

Whilst I enjoy'd the world at will,
I said — "I ne'er shall suffer ill;
"My pleasures nothing can remove;
"I still shall lead the life I love."
"The 30th Psalm, A Thanksgiving For Deliverance Out Of Trouble" by Rees Prichard
'I once had a friend — a Love, if you will —
Whose wife forsook him, and sank until
She was made a thrall
In a prison-cell for a deed of ill….
"A Conversation At Dawn" by Thomas Hardy
But never more will shine upon us there!
It is too late; all wishing is in vain;
But would that we had not so ill deserved
As to be banished from fair Italy!
"Within and Without: Part III: A Dramatic Poem" by George MacDonald
"When late our sire beloved
Was taken deadly ill,
Sir Lawyer, you attended him
(I mean to tax your bill);
And, as you signed and wrote it,
I prithee read the will."
"The King Of Brentford’s Testament" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Keep me, O Lord! from ev'ry slip, and all
The trouble, shame, misfortune, loss, and ill,
Disease, or hurt, that may to me befal;
So it be pleasing to thy holy will.
"A Morning Prayer, To Be Us'd After A Person Is Up, Wash'd, And Dress'd" by Rees Prichard
This march to the South can end but in ill;
Oh! never shall we our wives again meet.
The word that we pledged we cannot fulfil;
Us home returning they never will greet.
"Soldiers Of Wei Bewail Separation From Their Families" by Confucius

In news:

It's an ill wind that blows no one any good, so will the weak dollar help San Diego.
More than 156 years after the state opened its first hospital for the mentally ill, the last patients will leave its campus this week.
The Division of Shellfish Sanitation watches shellfish beds for contaminants after major storms to ensure any shellfish harvested do not contain harmful substances that will make consumers ill.
A school board in western Nova Scotia says it will conduct more air quality tests of a new school after students and staff complained they were feeling ill.
Infamous comedian, Internet sensation, cult icon and "America's Funnyman" Neil Hamburger will perform at Otto's Niteclub in DeKalb, Ill. At 9 pm, Friday, Nov 16.
Will continue to revise its policies as part of an agreement with the federal government, which found a pattern of excessive force by police when dealing with mentally ill suspects, officials said Thursday.
The Department of Veterans Affairs will propose new regulations on Friday that will make it easier for thousands of veterans to receive health care and compensation for certain illnesses that have been linked to traumatic brain injury.
0 Shoppers ponder a purchase at a Costco store in Mount Prospect, Ill. Nearly a third of Americans expect 2013 will be better for them financially than 2012, according to a poll released Wednesday.
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama says he's not sure his gravely ill grandmother will live to see Election Day .
Miami acted with 'malice, hatred and ill will'.
Illnesses linked to eggs will likely grow .
Amidst the ruins, a lone tree survives, reminding her of her family's stubborn will to survive despite hardships that included drought, hunger and mental illness.
At some point, 80 percent of all Americans will suffer or know someone who is suffering from a life-threatening illness.
'Ill will' cited in Todd McNair inquiry .
I installed mine in the attic, to eliminate potential ill-will.

In science:

The example which will be presented in this Section shows clearly the importance of CP in deciding the rejection of the solution (5.8). I’ll show that there exist free test particles, in the obtained space-time (5.8), which move quickly than the light in vacuum.
Can the notion of a homogeneous gravitational field be transferred from classical mechanics to the Relativistic Theory of Gravity ?
We ill use the following estimate in the discussion in the next section but it will not figure in our main results.
Defining SLE in multiply connected domains with the Brownian loop measure
We will see that the difficulties with the fugacity expansion are not associated with pathologies of the field theory at short distances (such as ill-defined operator product expansions) but are intrinsic to the fugacity expansion, i.e., are also present if the fugacity expansion is performed on the Villain model itself.
Does quasi-long-range order in the two-dimensional XY model really survive weak random phase fluctuations?
In this theory, if the electric charge number of the Coulomb potential is permitted to be larger, then the Schr¨odinger equation will become ill defined–the singular potential problem [4, 3].
On the underlying theory approach for quantum theories
As a result, there is a danger that the integrals involved in the various expansions will diverge or be ill-defined.
The Confrontation between General Relativity and Experiment