ill-disposed


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ill-disposed

adj
(often foll by towards) not kindly disposed
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ill-disposed

[ˌɪldɪsˈpəʊzd] ADJ to be ill-disposed toward sbestar predispuesto en contra de algn
he is ill-disposed toward the ideano le gusta la idea
they are ill-disposed to wait any longerno están muy dispuestos a seguir esperando

ill-disposed

[ˌɪldɪsˈpəʊzd] adj to be ill-disposed towards sb/sthessere maldisposto/a verso qn/qc or nei riguardi di qn/qc
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He was not an ill-disposed young man, unless to be rather cold hearted and rather selfish is to be ill-disposed: but he was, in general, well respected; for he conducted himself with propriety in the discharge of his ordinary duties.
Gummidge, and only wished that a lion or a serpent, or any ill-disposed monster, would make an attack upon us, that I might destroy him, and cover myself with glory.
I am informed,' she cried, 'that some ill-disposed people have raised up an impostor in the hopes of dethroning you.
As they went along, then, at a slow pace- for the pain in Don Quixote's jaws kept him uneasy and ill-disposed for speed- Sancho thought it well to amuse and divert him by talk of some kind, and among the things he said to him was that which will be told in the following chapter.
Athos saw the movement; he made a step toward the muskets, upon which the other three friends had fixed their eyes, like men ill-disposed to allow themselves to be taken.
And as I hear everywhere that at the court they are ill-disposed to him, I wish to warn him, that he may be on his guard.
He turned to Antilochus and said, "Now, Antilochus, angry though I have been, I can give way to you of my own free will; you have never been headstrong nor ill-disposed hitherto, but this time your youth has got the better of your judgement; be careful how you outwit your betters in future; no one else could have brought me round so easily, but your good father, your brother, and yourself have all of you had infinite trouble on my behalf; I therefore yield to your entreaty, and will give up the mare to you, mine though it indeed be; the people will thus see that I am neither harsh nor vindictive.
She didn't know what impenitent wretches had been breathing within these walls in the time of that godless and wicked man who had planted every seed of perdition in "our Rita's" ill-disposed heart.
Captain Wentworth, however, came from his window, apparently not ill-disposed for conversation; but Charles Hayter soon put an end to his attempts by seating himself near the table, and taking up the newspaper; and Captain Wentworth returned to his window.
And also," said Holmes, "that someone is not ill-disposed towards you, since they warn you of danger.
But either from fatigue or want of sleep he was ill-disposed for work and could get nothing done.
I suppose Amelia's father and mother saw through the intentions of the Major, and were not ill-disposed to encourage him; for Dobbin visited their house daily, and stayed for hours with them, or with Amelia, or with the honest landlord, Mr.