think ill of (someone or something)

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think ill of (someone or something)

To have a poor or disdainful opinion about someone; to hold someone or something in low regard or esteem. I hope they don't think ill of me for leaving my job so suddenly. I could tell the board thought ill of my proposal.
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speak/think ˈill of somebody

(formal) say or think bad things about somebody: You shouldn’t speak ill of the dead.
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"Ang sinabi niya doon, 'Huwag kayong mag-isip nang masama sa akin dahil pinataas ko 'yong sweldo niyo' (What he apparently said was, 'Do not think ill of me because I increased your salaries')," he said in a separate interview in Senate.
'Those who speak or think ill of him, I will just pray for you here in Jerusalem.
They are proud of being Cubans, and would not like others to think ill of their country.
For more call 09050 700 441 Libra Sept 23 - Oct 23 I USED to be a real people-pleaser, sometimes going against my own instincts rather than have someone think ill of me.
Your daughter needs to document every instance where her ex has kept the children from her, encouraged the children to think ill of her, spoken negatively about her in front of the children or threatened her access to the children.
Here, the main problem emerges: We should never give anyone the opportunity to think ill of us while we are walking our true and sincere path.
I suggest that what it additionally involves is a change of attitude towards a wrongdoer, which may involve ceasing to think ill of him, wiping the slate clean, coming to accept him despite his flaws, or (troublingly for Murphy) abandoning a demand for punishment.
Louis Menand, in his review for the New Republic, gave one possible reason for the book's success: "It gratifies our wish to think ill of our culture (a wish that is a permanent feature of modernity) without thinking ill of ourselves."
I think ill of a persona rabbi!whose sense of self leaves zero awareness of another person and of that person's probable wants and needs.
We are tempted many times, every day, to think ill of others; to be impatient; to be selfish.
He wondered how these instigators could think ill of Syria and that Syrians don't observe Islam while some of them had visited Syria and talked with its scholars, asking if they want to burn Syria and listen to the lies of some channels that spread sedition and abandon reality.
The attitude toward Iran improved most dramatically this past year in Turkey, but more Turks still think ill of Iran than positively.
Not because we think ill of them, per se, but because--to paraphrase an older thinker--they simply never had the good sense to climb down from the trees, walk upright, and learn how to laugh.
Garrido's father Manuel, 87, who is divorced from his wife Patricia, said: "He doesn't want his mother to think ill of him.
It is either an attempt to mislead the ignorant and those inclined to think ill of the church or it is an abysmal analysis of the dynamic under which Catholic groups in this country operate.