- 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 word dating back to 1400–50
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Examples from the Web for ill-disposed
I thought it would have been my death, for I never was so ill-disposed in all my life.
There are faults, and these of a kind this present age is ill-disposed to condone.Views and Reviews
William Ernest Henley
They may be honest, but they may also be ill-disposed, as are many of the blacks in this region.Adventures in Australia
The savages were evidently not ill-disposed towards the wanderers.The Red Eric
And the northern tribes were themselves not ill-disposed to such a change.Beginnings of the American People
Carl Lotus Becker
- (often foll by towards) not kindly disposed
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