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Definitions of ill

  1. Worst. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. Whatever annoys or impairs happiness, or prevents success; evil of any kind; misfortune; calamity; disease; pain; as, the ills of humanity. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Whatever is contrary to good, in a moral sense; wickedness; depravity; iniquity; wrong; evil. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Misfortune; disease; anything that prevents what is good; something morally bad; mischief. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Evil: wickedness: misfortune. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Evil; misfortune; wickedness. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7. Anything bad; injury; harm; misfortune. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Wickedness; evil; misfortune. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. unfavorably or with disapproval; "tried not to speak ill of the dead"; "thought badly of him for his lack of concern" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. with difficulty or inconvenience; scarcely or hardly; "we can ill afford to buy a new car just now" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. In a ill manner; badly; weakly. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Not well; not easily. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. Not well: not rightly: with difficulty. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. With difficulty; hardly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. As the first element of a compound, signifying "a negation" or "some bad quality connected with it"; not well; badly. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. distressing; "ill manners"; "of ill repute" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. resulting in suffering or adversity; "ill effects"; "it's an ill wind that blows no good" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. indicating hostility or enmity; "you certainly did me an ill turn"; "ill feelings"; "ill will" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. Contrary to good, in a physical sense; contrary or opposed to advantage, happiness, etc.; bad; evil; unfortunate; disagreeable; unfavorable. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Contrary to good, in a moral sense; evil; wicked; wrong; iniquitious; naughtly; bad; improper. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. Sick; indisposed; unwell; diseased; disordered; as, ill of a fever. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. Not according with rule, fitness, or propriety; incorrect; rude; unpolished; inelegant. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. Bad or evil; contrary to good; causing or attended by evil or suffering; in a bad or disordered state physically or morally; sick; diseased; unfriendly; not proper; unskilful; vicious. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  24. When compounded with other words, expresses badness of quality or condition. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  25. Bad; sick. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  26. Badly; wrongly. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  27. Bad or evil; contrary to good; producing evil; cross; diseased; sick or indisposed; suggestive of evil; unfavourable; rude; unpolished; not proper. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. Bad; evil; contrary to good; unfortunate; unfavourable; sick; unwell; cross; surly. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for ill

  1. You'll not forget to find out in some way if the Baron is ill will you? – A Tar-Heel Baron by Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton
  2. Mrs. Lorimer has been taken ill – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell
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