ill-disposed


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ill-disposed

adj
(often foll by towards) not kindly disposed
Translations

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.
I am informed,' she cried, 'that some ill-disposed people have raised up an impostor in the hopes of dethroning you.
But either from fatigue or want of sleep he was ill-disposed for work and could get nothing done.
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.
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.
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.
Let me tell you, sir," he began deliberately, doing his utmost to restrain himself but breathing hard, "at the first moment I saw you you were ill-disposed to me, but I remained here on purpose to find out more.
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.
And also," said Holmes, "that someone is not ill-disposed towards you, since they warn you of danger.
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.
He is a likely lad,' said the blind man, thoughtfully, 'for many purposes, and not ill-disposed to try his fortune in a little change and bustle, if I may judge from what I heard of his talk with you to-night.
This deliverance tamed our ill-disposed Englishmen for a great while; the sight had filled them with horror, and the consequences appeared terrible to the last degree, especially upon supposing that some time or other they should fall into the hands of those creatures, who would not only kill them as enemies, but for food, as we kill our cattle; and they professed to me that the thoughts of being eaten up like beef and mutton, though it was supposed it was not to be till they were dead, had something in it so horrible that it nauseated their very stomachs, made them sick when they thought of it, and filled their minds with such unusual terror, that they were not themselves for some weeks after.