Synonyms for ill

Synonyms for (noun) ill

Synonyms: complaint, ailment, ill

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

Similar words: upset, disorder

Definition: a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning

Usage: the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder; everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time

Synonyms for (adjective) ill

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: unpropitious

Definition: not propitious


Synonyms: ill

Definition: distressing

Usage: ill manners; of ill repute

Similar words: bad

Definition: having undesirable or negative qualities

Usage: a bad report card; his sloppy appearance made a bad impression; a bad little boy; clothes in bad shape; a bad cut; bad luck; the news was very bad; the reviews were bad; the pay is bad; it was a bad light for reading; the movie was a bad choice


Synonyms: ill

Definition: resulting in suffering or adversity

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

Similar words: harmful

Definition: causing or capable of causing harm

Usage: too much sun is harmful to the skin; harmful effects of smoking


Synonyms: ill

Definition: indicating hostility or enmity

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

Similar words: hostile

Definition: characterized by enmity or ill will

Usage: a hostile nation; a hostile remark; hostile actions


Synonyms: sick, ill

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

Usage: ill from the monotony of his suffering

Similar words: stricken, afflicted

Definition: grievously affected especially by disease


Similar words: aguish

Definition: affected by ague


Similar words: ailing, under the weather, indisposed, poorly, unwell, peaked, sickly, seedy

Definition: somewhat ill or prone to illness

Usage: my poor ailing grandmother; feeling a bit indisposed today; you look a little peaked; feeling poorly; a sickly child; is unwell and can't come to work


Similar words: seasick, air sick, airsick, carsick

Definition: experiencing motion sickness


Similar words: autistic

Definition: characteristic of or affected with autism

Usage: autistic behavior; autistic children


Similar words: bedfast, bedrid, bedridden, sick-abed

Definition: confined to bed (by illness)


Similar words: bilious, liverish, livery

Definition: suffering from or suggesting a liver disorder or gastric distress


Similar words: bronchitic

Definition: suffering from or prone to bronchitis


Similar words: consumptive

Definition: afflicted with or associated with pulmonary tuberculosis

Usage: a consumptive patient; a consumptive cough


Similar words: convalescent, recovering

Definition: returning to health after illness or debility

Usage: convalescent children are difficult to keep in bed


Similar words: delirious, hallucinating

Definition: experiencing delirium


Similar words: diabetic

Definition: suffering from diabetes


Similar words: dizzy, giddy, woozy, vertiginous

Definition: having or causing a whirling sensation; liable to falling

Usage: had a dizzy spell; a dizzy pinnacle; had a headache and felt giddy; a giddy precipice; feeling woozy from the blow on his head; a vertiginous climb up the face of the cliff


Similar words: dyspeptic

Definition: suffering from dyspepsia


Similar words: swooning, faint, light, light-headed, lightheaded

Definition: weak and likely to lose consciousness

Usage: suddenly felt faint from the pain; was sick and faint from hunger; felt light in the head; a swooning fit; light-headed with wine; light-headed from lack of sleep


Similar words: feverish, feverous

Definition: having or affected by a fever


Similar words: funny

Definition: experiencing odd bodily sensations

Usage: told the doctor about the funny sensations in her chest


Similar words: gouty

Definition: suffering from gout


Similar words: green

Definition: looking pale and unhealthy

Usage: you're looking green; green around the gills


Similar words: stricken, laid low

Definition: put out of action (by illness)


Similar words: laid up

Definition: ill and usually confined

Usage: laid up with a bad cold


Similar words: milk-sick

Definition: affected with or related to milk sickness


Similar words: nauseated, nauseous, sick, sickish, queasy

Definition: feeling nausea; feeling about to vomit


Similar words: palsied

Definition: affected with palsy or uncontrollable tremor

Usage: palsied hands


Similar words: paralytic, paralyzed

Definition: affected with paralysis


Similar words: paraplegic

Definition: suffering complete paralysis of the lower half of the body usually resulting from damage to the spinal cord


Similar words: rachitic, rickety

Definition: affected with, suffering from, or characteristic of rickets

Usage: rickety limbs and joints; a rachitic patient


Similar words: scrofulous

Definition: afflicted with scrofula


Similar words: sneezy

Definition: inclined to sneeze


Similar words: spastic

Definition: suffering from spastic paralysis

Usage: a spastic child


Similar words: tubercular, tuberculous

Definition: constituting or afflicted with or caused by tuberculosis or the tubercle bacillus

Usage: a tubercular child; tuberculous patients; tubercular meningitis


Similar words: unhealed

Definition: not healed

Usage: an unhealed wound


Similar words: upset

Definition: mildly physically distressed

Usage: an upset stomach