from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Unfriendly feeling; enmity.

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  • noun Ill-disposed attitude; grudge; dislike.

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  • noun a hostile (very unfriendly) disposition
  • noun the feeling of a hostile person


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  • Rivals loathe Romney,

    For pandering, deep pockets.

    He says: Sour grapes.

    -- "Romney Leads in Ill Will Among G.O.P. Candidates," New York Times, 24 Jan. 2008

    January 24, 2008

  • It took me several seconds to decode that headline when I saw it on the Times web site. Ill (with a capital I) never looks right to me.

    January 24, 2008

  • You thought it was someone named Will III? I do that too. :-)

    January 25, 2008