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[il-di-spohzd] /ˈɪl dɪˈspoʊzd/
unfriendly, unsympathetic, or having a negative attitude, as toward another person or an idea.
having an objectionable disposition.
Origin of ill-disposed
late Middle English
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50
Related forms
[il-di-spoh-zid-nis, -spohzd-] /ˈɪl dɪˈspoʊ zɪd nɪs, -ˈspoʊzd-/ (Show IPA),
noun Unabridged
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  • She did not propose to have any lynxes or wild-cats or other ill-disposed neighbors fondling him until his quills were grown.

    Forest Neighbors William Davenport Hulbert
  • There are faults, and these of a kind this present age is ill-disposed to condone.

    Views and Reviews William Ernest Henley
  • I had risen before the sun that morning, but, though tired with a long day's ride, I felt restless and ill-disposed to sleep.

    The Mistress of Bonaventure Harold Bindloss
  • They may be honest, but they may also be ill-disposed, as are many of the blacks in this region.

    Adventures in Australia W.H.G. Kingston
  • As for the turbulent and ill-disposed, I will make a severe example of them.

  • The savages were evidently not ill-disposed towards the wanderers.

    The Red Eric R.M. Ballantyne
  • I hurried out, but some ill-disposed youths had placed strings across the school door.

    The Gateless Barrier Lucas Malet
  • He is as ill-disposed towards me as the man who was my husband.

    Cleopatra, Complete Georg Ebers
  • You live with ill-disposed persons, and you do as they do unconsciously.

  • Often you snare a rabbit, and the minter is not ill-disposed to you.

    The Serf Guy Thorne
British Dictionary definitions for ill-disposed


(often foll by towards) not kindly disposed
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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