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  1. unfriendly, unsympathetic, or having a negative attitude, as toward another person or an idea.
  2. having an objectionable disposition.

Origin of ill-disposed

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50
Related formsill-dis·pos·ed·ness [il-di-spoh-zid-nis, -spohzd-] /ˈɪl dɪˈspoʊ zɪd nɪs, -ˈspoʊzd-/, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. (often foll by towards) not kindly disposed
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