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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When all you see is somebody's pictures and some of their random posts, it's easier to think ill of them. And when all you see is someone's political or religious views, it's easy to think of them as ignorant and out of touch with reality.
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.