Pronunciation: ĭl
a.1.Contrary to good, in a physical sense; contrary or opposed to advantage, happiness, etc.; bad; evil; unfortunate; disagreeable; unfavorable.
Neither is it ill air only that maketh an ill seat, but ill ways, ill markets, and ill neighbors.
- Bacon.
There 's some ill planet reigns.
- Shak.
2.Contrary to good, in a moral sense; evil; wicked; wrong; iniquitious; naughtly; bad; improper.
Of his own body he was ill, and gave
The clergy ill example.
- Shak.
3.Sick; indisposed; unwell; diseased; disordered; as, ill of a fever.
I am in health, I breathe, and see thee ill.
- Shak.
4.Not according with rule, fitness, or propriety; incorrect; rude; unpolished; inelegant.
That 's an ill phrase.
- Shak.
Ill at ease
uneasy; uncomfortable; anxious.
Ill blood
enmity; resentment; bad blood.
- Shak.
Ill breeding
lack of good breeding; rudeness.
Ill fame
ill or bad repute; as, a house of ill fame, a house where lewd persons meet for illicit intercourse.
Ill humor
a disagreeable mood; bad temper.
Ill nature
bad disposition or temperament; sullenness; esp., a disposition to cause unhappiness to others.
Ill temper
anger; moroseness; crossness.
Ill turn
a - An unkind act.
b - A slight attack of illness
Ill will
unkindness; enmity; malevolence.
n.1.Whatever annoys or impairs happiness, or prevents success; evil of any kind; misfortune; calamity; disease; pain; as, the ills of humanity.
2.Whatever is contrary to good, in a moral sense; wickedness; depravity; iniquity; wrong; evil.
adv.1.In a ill manner; badly; weakly.
How ill this taper burns!
- Shak.
Noun1.Illill - an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining
Synonyms: ailment, complaint
Adj.1.ill - not in good physical or mental health; "ill from the monotony of his suffering"
Synonyms: sick
well - in good health especially after having suffered illness or injury; "appears to be entirely well"; "the wound is nearly well"; "a well man"; "I think I'm well; at least I feel well"
2.ill - resulting in suffering or adversity; "ill effects"; "it's an ill wind that blows no good"
3.ill - distressing; "ill manners"; "of ill repute"
4.ill - indicating hostility or enmity; "you certainly did me an ill turn"; "ill feelings"; "ill will"
5.ill - 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"
Adv.1.ill - (`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"
Synonyms: poorly, badly
good, well - (often used as a combining form) in a good or proper or satisfactory manner or to a high standard (`good' is a nonstandard dialectal variant for `well'); "the children behaved well"; "a task well done"; "the party went well"; "he slept well"; "a well-argued thesis"; "a well-planned party"; "the baby can walk pretty good"
2.ill - unfavorably or with disapproval; "tried not to speak ill of the dead"; "thought badly of him for his lack of concern"
Synonyms: badly
well - favorably; with approval; "their neighbors spoke well of them"; "he thought well of the book"
3.ill - with difficulty or inconvenience; scarcely or hardly; "we can ill afford to buy a new car just now"
abomination, affection, ailment, amiss, apocalyptic, atrocity, bad, badly, baleful, bane, baneful, befoulment, below par, black, blight, bodeful, boding, complaint, condition, corruption, criminal, critically ill, crying evil, damage, damaging, dark, defilement, deleterious, despoliation, destruction, detriment, detrimental, dire, disadvantageously, disagreeable, disagreeably, discourteous, disease, disorder, disrespectful, doomful, down, dreary, evil, evil-starred, evilly, faint, faintish, fateful, feeling awful, feeling faint, feeling something terrible, foreboding, gloomy, grievance, harm, havoc, hurt, hurtful, ill-boding, ill-bred, ill-fated, ill-mannered, ill-omened, ill-starred, impertinent, impolite, improper, in danger, inaccurate, inauspicious, incline, inconveniently, inexpedient, infection, inferior, infirmity, inhospitable, inhospitably, inimical, injurious, injury, invalid, laid low, lowering, malady, malevolent, menacing, mischief, mortally ill, not quite right, of evil portent, off-color, ominous, out of sorts, outrage, peccant, poison, pollution, portending, portentous, rocky, rude, seedy, sick unto death, sickish, sickness, sinful, sinister, somber, syndrome, taken ill, the worst, threatening, toxin, unadvantageously, unaffectionate, unaffectionately, unamiable, unamiably, unbenign, unbenignant, unbenignantly, unbenignly, uncompassionate, uncompassionately, uncompassioned, uncordial, uncordially, under the weather, unfavorable, unfortunate, unfriendly, ungenial, ungenially, ungracious, ungraciously, unhandily, unkind, unkindly, unloving, unlovingly, unlucky, unpleasant, unprofitably, unpromising, unpropitious, unrewardingly, unskillful, unsympathetic, unsympathetically, unsympathizing, untoward, uselessly, venom, vexation, vicious, wicked, with difficulty, woe, wrong, wrongly
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iliolumbar artery
iliolumbar vein
-- Ill --
ill at ease
Ill blood
Ill breeding
ill fame
ill health
ill humor
ill humour
ill luck
ill nature
ill repute
ill service
ill temper
ill timed
ill turn
ill will
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