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  Definition of ill
  1. an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining
  2. 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"
  3. distressing; "ill manners"; "of ill repute"
  4. resulting in suffering or adversity; "ill effects"; "it''s an ill wind that blows no good"
  5. indicating hostility or enmity; "you certainly did me an ill turn"; "ill feelings"; "ill will"
  6. not in good physical or mental health; "ill from the monotony of his suffering"
  7. (`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
  8. with difficulty or inconvenience; scarcely or hardly; "we can ill afford to buy a new car just now"
  9. unfavorably or with disapproval; "tried not to speak ill of the dead"; "thought badly of him for his lack of concern"
Similar Words: ailment, complaint, inauspicious, ominous, sick, badly, poorly

 

See Also: unhealthy, unfit

 

Hyponyms: pip, motion sickness, kinetosis

 

Pertainyms: mediocre, poor, second-rate, unfavorable

 

Derivational Morphology: afflict, trouble, ail, pain

 

Anagrams: lii

 

 
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