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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If we're tempted to think ill of someone, or feel impatient, or selfish, we tend to think of reasons why we are justified in thinking these thoughts.
If we start to think ill of someone, or feel impatient, or selfish, we tend to think of all the reasons why we are justified in thinking these thoughts, telling ourselves that we're right to think this way.