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ill - Dictionary definition and meaning for word ill

Definition
(noun) an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining
Synonyms : ailment , complaint

Definition
(adj) affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function
Synonyms : sick
Example Sentence
  • ill from the monotony of his suffering

Definition
(adj) resulting in suffering or adversity
Example Sentence
  • ill effects
  • it's an ill wind that blows no good

Definition
(adj) distressing
Example Sentence
  • ill manners
  • of ill repute

Definition
(adj) indicating hostility or enmity
Example Sentence
  • you certainly did me an ill turn
  • ill feelings
  • ill will

Definition
(adj) presaging ill fortune
Synonyms : inauspicious , ominous
Example Sentence
  • ill omens
  • ill predictions
  • my words with inauspicious thunderings shook heaven
  • a dead and ominous silence prevailed
  • a by-election at a time highly unpropitious for the Government

Definition
(adv) (`ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well
Synonyms : badly , poorly
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(adv) unfavorably or with disapproval
Synonyms : badly
Example Sentence
  • tried not to speak ill of the dead
  • thought badly of him for his lack of concern

Definition
(adv) with difficulty or inconvenience; scarcely or hardly
Example Sentence
  • we can ill afford to buy a new car just now

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