Definitions of ill:
  • noun:   an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining
  • adjective:   indicating hostility or enmity
    Example: "You certainly did me an ill turn"
  • adjective:   not in good physical or mental health
    Example: "Ill from the monotony of his suffering"
  • adjective:   presaging ill-fortune
    Example: "Ill omens"
  • adjective:   distressing
    Example: "Ill manners"
  • adjective:   resulting in suffering or adversity
    Example: "Ill effects"
  • adverb:   (`ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well
    Example: "He was ill prepared"
  • adverb:   with difficulty or inconvenience; scarcely or hardly
    Example: "We can ill afford to buy a new car just now"
  • adverb:   unfavorably or with disapproval
    Example: "Tried not to speak ill of the dead"
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #56571)

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