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Definitions of ill

  1. an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (`ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well; "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"; "ill-fitting clothes"; "an ill-conceived plan" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. unfavorably or with disapproval; "tried not to speak ill of the dead"; "thought badly of him for his lack of concern" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. not in good physical or mental health; "ill from the monotony of his suffering" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. with difficulty or inconvenience; scarcely or hardly; "we can ill afford to buy a new car just now" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. distressing; "ill manners"; "of ill repute" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. resulting in suffering or adversity; "ill effects"; "it's an ill wind that blows no good" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. indicating hostility or enmity; "you certainly did me an ill turn"; "ill feelings"; "ill will" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. presaging ill-fortune; "ill omens"; "ill predictions"; "my words with inauspicious thunderings shook heaven"- P.B.Shelley; "a dead and ominous silence prevailed"; "a by-election at a time highly unpropitious for the Government" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. Contrary to good, in a physical sense; contrary or opposed to advantage, happiness, etc.; bad; evil; unfortunate; disagreeable; unfavorable. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Contrary to good, in a moral sense; evil; wicked; wrong; iniquitious; naughtly; bad; improper. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Sick; indisposed; unwell; diseased; disordered; as, ill of a fever. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Not according with rule, fitness, or propriety; incorrect; rude; unpolished; inelegant. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Whatever annoys or impairs happiness, or prevents success; evil of any kind; misfortune; calamity; disease; pain; as, the ills of humanity. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Whatever is contrary to good, in a moral sense; wickedness; depravity; iniquity; wrong; evil. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. In a ill manner; badly; weakly. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Worse. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. Worst. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. Not well; not easily. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. Sick, unwell. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  23. (comp. WORSE: superl. WORST), Evil, bad: contrary to good: wicked: producing evil: unfortunate: unfavorable: sick diseased: improper: incorrect: cross, as temper. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. Not well: not rightly: with difficulty. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. Evil: wickedness: misfortune. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  26. When compounded with other words, expresses badness of quality or condition. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  27. Bad; sick. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  28. Badly; wrongly. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  29. Evil; misfortune; wickedness. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  30. Disordered physically; sick. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  31. Baneful; harmful; inferior. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. Anything bad; injury; harm; misfortune. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. Not well; badly; poorly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. With difficulty; hardly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. 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.
  36. Wickedness; evil; misfortune. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. il, adj. (comp. worse; superl. worst) evil, bad: contrary to good: wicked: producing evil: unfortunate: unfavourable: sick: diseased: improper: incorrect: cross, as temper.--adv. not well: not rightly: with difficulty-- (rare) ILL'Y.--n. evil: wickedness: misfortune.--Ill, when compounded with other words, expresses badness of quality or condition, as 'ill-advised,' 'ill-affected,' 'ill-disposed,' &c.--adj. ILL'-BESEEM'ING (Shak.), unbecoming.--n. ILL'-BLOOD, ill-feeling: resentment.--adjs. ILL'-BOD'ING, inauspicious; ILL'-BRED, badly bred or educated: uncivil.--n. ILL'-BREED'ING.--adjs. ILL'-CONDIT'IONED, in bad condition: churlish; ILL'-FAT'ED, bringing ill-fortune; ILL'-FAURD (Scot.), ILL'-F[=A]'VOURED, ill-looking: deformed: ugly.--n. ILL'-F[=A]'VOUREDNESS, state of being ill-favoured: deformity.--adjs. ILL'-GOT, -TEN, procured by bad means; ILL'-HAIRED (Scot.) cross-grained; ILL'-JUDGED, not well judged; ILL'-LOOK'ING, having a bad look; ILL'-MANNED', insufficiently provided with men; ILL'-N[=A]'TURED, of an ill nature or temper: cross: peevish.--adv. ILL'-N[=A]'TUREDLY.--ns. ILL'-N[=A]'TUREDNESS, the quality of being ill-natured; ILL'NESS, sickness: disease.--adjs. ILL'-OFF, in bad circumstances; ILL'-[=O]'MENED, having bad omens: unfortunate; ILL'-STARRED, born under the influence of an unlucky star: unlucky; ILL'-TEM'PERED, having a bad temper: morose: fretful: (Shak.) disordered; ILL'-TIMED, said or done at an unsuitable time.--v.t. ILL'-TREAT, to treat ill: to abuse.--n. ILL'-TURN, an act of unkindness or enmity.--adj. ILL'-USED, badly used or treated.--ns. ILL'-WILL, unkind feeling: enmity; ILL'-WISH'ER, one who wishes harm to another.--adj. ILL'-WREST'ING, misinterpreting to disadvantage.--GO ILL WITH, to result in danger or misfortune; TAKE IT ILL, to be offended. [From Ice. illr, a contraction of the word which appears in A.S. yfel, evil.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  40. Out of health, sick, as he is i., was taken i.; morally bad, as i. fame, disrepute, i. blood, i. will, animosity, strife, i. nature, churlishness, i. (morose) humour, temper; harmful, as (Provencal) i. weeds grow a pace; do an i. turn to person, harm him or his interests; wretched, disastrous, as (Provencal) it\'s an i. wind that blows nobody good; (archaic) difficult, as i. to please; faulty, unskilful, as i. management; (of manners or conduct) improper; i. (imperfect) success. (N.) evil, the opposite of good; harm, injury; speak i. (something unfavourable) of; (pl.) misfortunes. (Adv.) badly, as behaved i.; take (thing) i., take offence at it; unfavourably, as it would have gone i. with him; imperfectly, scarcely, as i. provided, it i. became him to speak; i. at ease, embarrassed, uneasy; i. -advised, -visedly, imprudent (ly); i. -affected, not well disposed; i. -bred, badly brought up, rude; i. breeding, bad manners; i. -conditioned, of evil disposition, (also) in bad condition; i. -disposed, disposed to evil, malevolent, (also) unfavourably disposed (towards); i. -fated, destined to, bringing, bad fortune; i. -favoured, uncomely, (also) displeasing, objectionable; i. -gotten, gained by evil means; i. -humoured, bad-tempered; i. -judged, unwise; i. -mannered, unmannerly, rude; i. -natured (ly), churlish (ly); i. -omened, attended by bad omens; i. -starred, born under an evil star, unlucky; i.-tempered, morose, peevish; i. -timed, unseasonable; i.-treat, -use, treat badly. [middle English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  41. (Also, of health) unsound, disordered. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  42. n. Evil of any kind; misfortune; calamity; disease; pain;—wickedness; depravity; iniquity. Cabinet Dictionary
  43. adv. With pain or difficulty; not easily;—not rightly or perfectly; not well; badly. Cabinet Dictionary
  44. Bad in any respect, contrary to good, whether physical of moral, evil; sick, disordered, not in health. Complete Dictionary
  45. Wickedness; misfortune, misery. Complete Dictionary
  46. Not well, not rightly in any respect; not easily. Complete Dictionary
  47. Substantive or adverb, is used in composition to express any bad quality or condition. Complete Dictionary

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