To hear ill

to be blamed.

See also: Hear

References in classic literature ?
So here I am unwilling and withal Unwelcome; no man cares to hear ill news.
IN his piece in the Mail on Tuesday Paul Fulford accuses those of us who had supported Margaret Thatcher of being unwilling to hear ill spoken of her, but then, hypocritically, in my opinion, manages to get through his nasty piece without writing even a single kind word about her.