Definitions for ill

Definitions for (noun) ill

Main entry: complaint, ailment, ill

Definition: an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining

Definitions for (adj) ill

Main entry: ill, inauspicious, ominous

Definition: presaging ill fortune

Usage: 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

Main entry: ill

Definition: distressing

Usage: ill manners; of ill repute

Main entry: ill

Definition: resulting in suffering or adversity

Usage: ill effects; it's an ill wind that blows no good

Main entry: ill

Definition: indicating hostility or enmity

Usage: you certainly did me an ill turn; ill feelings; ill will

Main entry: sick, ill

Definition: affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function

Usage: ill from the monotony of his suffering

Definitions for (adv) ill

Main entry: ill, badly, poorly

Definition: (`ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well

Usage: 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

Main entry: ill

Definition: with difficulty or inconvenience; scarcely or hardly

Usage: we can ill afford to buy a new car just now

Main entry: badly, ill

Definition: unfavorably or with disapproval

Usage: tried not to speak ill of the dead; thought badly of him for his lack of concern

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