Definition of Ill

1. Noun. An often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining.

Exact synonyms: Ailment, Complaint
Generic synonyms: Disorder, Upset
Specialized synonyms: Pip, Kinetosis, Motion Sickness
Derivative terms: Ail, Ail



2. Adjective. Affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function. "Ill from the monotony of his suffering"

3. Adverb. ('ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well. "An ill-conceived plan"
Exact synonyms: Badly, Poorly
Language type: Combining Form
Antonyms: Well
Partainyms: Poor

4. Adjective. Resulting in suffering or adversity. "It's an ill wind that blows no good"
Similar to: Harmful

5. Adverb. Unfavorably or with disapproval. "Thought badly of him for his lack of concern"
Exact synonyms: Badly
Partainyms: Unfavorable
Antonyms: Well

6. Adjective. Distressing. "Of ill repute"
Similar to: Bad

7. Adverb. With difficulty or inconvenience; scarcely or hardly. "We can ill afford to buy a new car just now"

8. Adjective. Indicating hostility or enmity. "Ill will"
Similar to: Hostile

9. Adjective. Presaging ill fortune. "A by-election at a time highly unpropitious for the Government"
Exact synonyms: Inauspicious, Ominous
Similar to: Unpropitious
Derivative terms: Inauspiciousness, Omen

Definition of Ill

1. a. Contrary to good, in a physical sense; contrary or opposed to advantage, happiness, etc.; bad; evil; unfortunate; disagreeable; unfavorable.

2. n. Whatever annoys or impairs happiness, or prevents success; evil of any kind; misfortune; calamity; disease; pain; as, the ills of humanity.

3. adv. In a ill manner; badly; weakly.

Definition of Ill

1. Adjective. (obsolete) Evil; wicked (of people). (defdate 13th-19th c.) ¹

2. Adjective. (archaic) Morally reprehensible (of behaviour etc.); blameworthy. (defdate from 13th c.) ¹

3. Adjective. Indicative of unkind or malevolent intentions; harsh, cruel. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

4. Adjective. Unwell in terms of health or physical condition; sick. (defdate from 15th c.) ¹

5. Adjective. Having an urge to vomit. (defdate from 20th c.) ¹

6. Adjective. (context: hip-hop slang) Sublime, with the connotation of being so in a singularly creative way. [This sense sometimes declines in AAVE as '''ill''', ''comparative'' '''iller''', ''superlative'' '''illest'''.] ¹

7. Adjective. (slang) Extremely bad (bad enough to make one ill). Generally used indirectly with ''to be''. ¹

8. Adverb. Not well; imperfectly, badly; hardly. ¹

9. Noun. (context: often pluralized) Trouble; distress; misfortune; adversity. ¹

10. Noun. Harm or injury. ¹

11. Noun. Evil; moral wrongfulness. ¹

12. Noun. A physical ailment; an illness. ¹

13. Noun. Unfavorable remarks or opinions. ¹

14. Noun. (US slang) PCP, phencyclidine ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ill

1. an evil [n -S] / not well [adj ILLER, ILLEST] - See also: evil

Medical Definition of Ill

1. 1. Contrary to good, in a physical sense; contrary or opposed to advantage, happiness, etc.; bad; evil; unfortunate; disagreeable; unfavorable. "Neither is it ill air only that maketh an ill seat, but ill ways, ill markets, and ill neighbors." (Bacon) "There 's some ill planet reigns." (Shak) 2. Contrary to good, in a moral sense; evil; wicked; wrong; iniquitious; naughtly; bad; improper. "Of his own body he was ill, and gave The clergy ill example." (Shak) 3. Sick; indisposed; unwell; diseased; disordered; as, ill of a fever. Whatever annoys or impairs happiness, or prevents success; evil of any kind; misfortune; calamity; disease; pain; as, the ills of humanity. Synonym: Bad, evil, wrong, wicked, sick, unwell. Origin: ill, ille, Icel. Illr; akin to Sw. Illa, adv, Dan. Ilde, adv. (11 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ill

iliotrochanteric ligament
ilioxiphopagus
ilities
ility
ilium
ilixanthin
ilizarov technique
ilk
ilka
ilkaday
ilkadays
ilke
ilkon
ilkoon
ilks
ill (current term)
ill-advised
ill-advisedly
ill-affected
ill-begotten
ill-being
ill-boding
ill-bred
ill-breeding
ill-chosen
ill-conceived
ill-considered
ill-defined
ill-disposed
ill-doing

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