English adjective: ill
|1.||ill affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function|
|Samples||Ill from the monotony of his suffering.|
|Similar||afflicted, aguish, ailing, air sick, airsick, autistic, bedfast, bedrid, bedridden, bilious, bronchitic, carsick, consumptive, convalescent, delirious, diabetic, dizzy, dyspeptic, faint, feverish, feverous, funny, giddy, gouty, green, hallucinating, indisposed, laid low, laid up, light, light-headed, lightheaded, liverish, livery, milk-sick, nauseated, nauseous, palsied, paralytic, paralyzed, paraplegic, peaked, poorly, queasy, rachitic, recovering, rickety, scrofulous, seasick, seedy, sick, sick-abed, sickish, sickly, sneezy, spastic, stricken, stricken, swooning, tubercular, tuberculous, under the weather, unhealed, unwell, upset, vertiginous, woozy|
|See also||unfit, unhealthy|
|2.||ill resulting in suffering or adversity|
It's an ill wind that blows no good.
Of ill repute.
|4.||ill indicating hostility or enmity|
|Samples||You certainly did me an ill turn.|
|5.||ill presaging ill fortune|
My words with inauspicious thunderings shook heaven.
A dead and ominous silence prevailed.
A by-election at a time highly unpropitious for the Government.
English noun: ill
|1.||ill (state) an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining|
|Broader (hypernym)||disorder, upset|
|Narrower (hyponym)||kinetosis, motion sickness, pip|
English adverb: ill
|1.||ill (`ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well|
|Samples||He was ill prepared.|
It ill befits a man to betray old friends.
The car runs badly.
He performed badly on the exam.
The team played poorly.
An ill-conceived plan.
|Domain usage||combining form|
|2.||ill unfavorably or with disapproval|
|Samples||Tried not to speak ill of the dead.|
Thought badly of him for his lack of concern.
|3.||ill with difficulty or inconvenience; scarcely or hardly|
|Samples||We can ill afford to buy a new car just now.|