with bad/ill grace

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of with bad/ill grace

:in a way that shows that one is not happy about something :in an unpleasant way
  • They agreed to the compromise with bad grace.

Word by Word Definitions

bad play
  1. : failing to reach an acceptable standard : poor

  2. : unfavorable

  3. : not fresh : spoiled

  1. : something that is bad

  2. : an evil or unhappy state

  3. : fault

  1. : badly

ill play
  1. : immoral, vicious

  2. : resulting from, accompanied by, or indicative of an evil or malevolent intention

  3. : attributing evil or an objectionable quality

  1. : with displeasure or hostility

  2. : in a harsh manner

  3. : so as to reflect unfavorably

  1. : the reverse of good : evil

  2. : misfortune, distress

  3. : ailment, sickness

grace play
  1. : unmerited divine assistance given humans for their regeneration or sanctification

  2. : a virtue coming from God

  3. : a state of sanctification enjoyed through divine assistance

  1. : to confer dignity or honor on

  2. : adorn, embellish


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