"evil-doing, malevolent treatment," early 13c.; see ill (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for illing

  • I had no lawyer, and a white-haired fox whose name was Illing did every thing he could against me.

  • Mr. Illing was his name, which struck me the more, perhaps, because it is a very common name in Germany.

    Travels in England in 1782|Charles P. Moritz