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English definition of “ill will”

ill will

noun [U]    
bad feelings between people because of things that happened in the pastFeelings of dislike and hatred bear sb ill will formal to be angry with someone because of something they have done: I bear him no ill will.Not liking
(Definition of ill will noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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