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English adjective: ill

1. ill affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function


SamplesIll from the monotony of his suffering.


Synonymssick


Similarafflicted, 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 alsounfit, unhealthy


Antonymswell

2. ill resulting in suffering or adversity


SamplesIll effects.
It's an ill wind that blows no good.


Similarharmful


Antonymsharmless

3. ill distressing


SamplesIll manners.
Of ill repute.


Similarbad


Antonymsgood

4. ill indicating hostility or enmity


SamplesYou certainly did me an ill turn.
Ill feelings.
Ill will.


Similarhostile


Antonymsamicable

5. ill presaging ill fortune


SamplesIll omens.
Ill predictions.
My words with inauspicious thunderings shook heaven.
A dead and ominous silence prevailed.
A by-election at a time highly unpropitious for the Government.


Synonymsinauspicious, ominous


Similarunpropitious


Antonymspropitious


English noun: ill

1. ill (state) an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining


Synonymsailment, complaint


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


SamplesHe 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.
Ill-fitting clothes.
An ill-conceived plan.


Synonymsbadly, poorly


Domain usagecombining form


Antonymsgood, well

2. ill unfavorably or with disapproval


SamplesTried not to speak ill of the dead.
Thought badly of him for his lack of concern.


Synonymsbadly


Antonymswell

3. ill with difficulty or inconvenience; scarcely or hardly


SamplesWe can ill afford to buy a new car just now.









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