ill definition

  • adjective:
    • Not healthy; unwell: we begun to feel sick a week ago.
    • maybe not normal; unsound: an ill problem of body and mind.
    • Resulting in suffering; harmful or upsetting: the ill effects of a misconceived plan.
    • Resulting from or suggestive of bad motives: ill deeds committed out of spite.
    • Ascribing an objectionable quality: holds an ill view of this political group.
    • Hostile or unfriendly: sick sensation between rivals.
    • Harmful; pernicious: the ill effects of a misconceived plan.
    • maybe not positive; unpropitious: sick predictions.
    • perhaps not measuring up to recognized criteria of quality, since behavior or conduct.
    • severely bad (bad enough to make one sick). Generally utilized indirectly with to-be.
    • Contrary to great, in a physical sense; contrary or opposed to advantage, happiness, etc.; bad; wicked; regrettable; disagreeable; unfavorable.
    • despite good, in a moral good sense; bad; sinful; incorrect; iniquitious; naughtly; bad; incorrect.
    • ill; indisposed; unwell; diseased; disordered.
    • maybe not according with guideline, physical fitness, or propriety; wrong; rude; unpolished; inelegant.
    • suffering from an impairment of regular physical or mental purpose
    • resulting in suffering or adversity
    • distressing
    • presaging sick fortune
    • suggesting hostility or enmity
  • adverb:
    • In a sickly or unsound way; maybe not really.
    • hardly or with trouble.
    • maybe not well; imperfectly, defectively; scarcely.
    • In a ill fashion; defectively; weakly.
    • with trouble or inconvenience; hardly or scarcely
    • (`ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well
    • unfavorably or with disapproval
  • noun:
    • Evil; sin.
    • tragedy, distress, or harm.
    • Something that triggers suffering; trouble: the personal ills of urban life.
    • a thing that reflects in an unfavorable way on one: don’t speak sick of me personally whenever I'm gone.
    • Trouble; distress; misfortune; adversity.
    • Harm or damage.
    • Evil; ethical wrongfulness.
    • A physical ailment; a disease.
    • Unfavorable remarks or opinions.
    • PCP, phencyclidine
    • Whatever annoys or impairs joy, or prevents success; evil of any kind; misfortune; disaster; condition; pain.
    • Whatever is contrary to great, in a moral sense; wickedness; depravity; iniquity; incorrect; evil.
    • Evil; wrong; wickedness; depravity.
    • Misfortune; calamity; adversity; tragedy; infection; pain.
    • whatever is discreditable or harmful.
    • Abbreviations of Illinois.
    • Abbreviations of illustrated or of example.
    • an often persistent bodily disorder or illness; an underlying cause for complaining
  • idiom:
    • ill-at-ease nervous or uncertain; uneasy: The stranger made myself feel ill-at-ease.
  • others:
    • naturally bad or wicked; of pernicious high quality or character; vicious; sinful; malevolent.
    • Causing evil or harm; baneful; mischievous; pernicious; deleterious: as, it is an ill wind that blows nobody good.
    • Marked or attended by wicked or suffering; devastating; wretched; miserable: as, an ill fate; an ill ending.
    • Of bad import, bearing, or aspect; threatening; forbidding; harsh; inimical: as, sick news travels fast; an ill countenance.
    • In a poor or disordered state morally; unbalanced; mix; crabbed; unfriendly; unpropitious; hostile: since, ill nature; sick temperament; ill feeling; sick might.
    • In a disordered condition physically; diseased; weakened: as, becoming sick of a fever; to be taken ill; ill-health.
    • perhaps not appropriate; not legitimate or polite; rude; unpolished: as, sick ways; sick breeding.
    • Unskilful; inexpert: since, I am sick at reckoning.
    • Badly; imperfectly; unfavorably; sadly.
    • Not quickly; with difficulty, discomfort, or difficulty: since, he's ill able to keep losing.
    • to complete evil to; damage; injure.
    • To slander; defame.

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