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Definitions of ill

  1. an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining
  2. (` 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"
  3. unfavorably or with disapproval; " tried not to speak ill of the dead"; " thought badly of him for his lack of concern"
  4. not in good physical or mental health; " ill from the monotony of his suffering"
  5. with difficulty or inconvenience; scarcely or hardly; " we can ill afford to buy a new car just now"
  6. distressing; " ill manners"; " of ill repute"
  7. resulting in suffering or adversity; " ill effects"; " it's an ill wind that blows no good"
  8. indicating hostility or enmity; " you certainly did me an ill turn"; " ill feelings"; " ill will"
  9. 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"
  10. Contrary to good, in a physical sense; contrary or opposed to advantage, happiness, etc.; bad; evil; unfortunate; disagreeable; unfavorable.
  11. Contrary to good, in a moral sense; evil; wicked; wrong; iniquitious; naughtly; bad; improper.
  12. Sick; indisposed; unwell; diseased; disordered; as, ill of a fever.
  13. Not according with rule, fitness, or propriety; incorrect; rude; unpolished; inelegant.
  14. Whatever annoys or impairs happiness, or prevents success; evil of any kind; misfortune; calamity; disease; pain; as, the ills of humanity.
  15. Whatever is contrary to good, in a moral sense; wickedness; depravity; iniquity; wrong; evil.
  16. In a ill manner; badly; weakly.
  17. Worse.
  18. Worst.
  19. Bad or evil; contrary to good; causing or attended by evil or suffering; in a bad or disordered state physically or morally; sick; diseased; unfriendly; not proper; unskilful; vicious.
  20. Misfortune; disease; anything that prevents what is good; something morally bad; mischief.
  21. Not well; not easily.
  22. Sick, unwell.
  23. ( comp. WORSE: superl. WORST), Evil, bad: contrary to good: wicked: producing evil: unfortunate: unfavorable: sick diseased: improper: incorrect: cross, as temper.
  24. Not well: not rightly: with difficulty.
  25. Evil: wickedness: misfortune.
  26. When compounded with other words, expresses badness of quality or condition.
  27. Bad; sick.
  28. Badly; wrongly.
  29. Evil; misfortune; wickedness.
  30. Disordered physically; sick.
  31. Baneful; harmful; inferior.
  32. Anything bad; injury; harm; misfortune.
  33. Not well; badly; poorly.
  34. With difficulty; hardly.
  35. Bad or evil; contrary to good; producing evil; cross; diseased; sick or indisposed; suggestive of evil; unfavourable; rude; unpolished; not proper.
  36. Wickedness; evil; misfortune.
  37. Bad; evil; contrary to good; unfortunate; unfavourable; sick; unwell; cross; surly.
  38. As the first element of a compound, signifying " a negation" or " some bad quality connected with it"; not well; badly.
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Antonyms for ill

rehabilitated, medicinal, capital, cured, noninfectious, nonpoisonous, worthy, dandy, divine, symptomless, sweetly, Hurtless, decently, prime, banner, grand, hearty, improved, Convalescing, neat, beneficial, wonderful, nonfatal, prosperity, superlative, mending, exceptional, gloriously, acceptably, suitable, benignant, thriving, joy, O.K., stalwart, marvelous, satisfactory, serviceably, harmless, safe, pleasurably, recovered, energetic, mean, deliciously, red-blooded, bright, par excellence, top-notch, jim-dandy, heavenly, crackerjack, nonpareil, hopeful, choice, prosperous, strong, A1, all-right, dreamily, satisfying, healing, keen, blooming, bouncing, classic, pleasure, superior, inoffensive, adequately, salubrious, borderline, happiness, fancy, vigorous, peerless, enchantingly, healed, promising, robust, noncorrosive, high-grade, sterling, golden, favorably, standard, unexampled, advantageous, superb, sound, respectably, inimitable, pleasantly, enjoyably, premium, sanitary, unparalleled, charmingly, unsurpassed, Recuperating, recovering, lusty, so-so, salutary, bang up, perfect, passably, rugged, supernal, splendid, benign, delectably, good luck, top, chipper, amicable, matchless, satisfyingly, anodyne, able-bodied, consolation, therapeutic, pleasingly, groovy, triumph, delightfully, boss, felicitously, good, agreeably, dynamic, hale, fetchingly, unthreatening, blessing, palatably, mediocre, fit, heartening, tolerably, flush, swell, nonvenomous, Officinal, fabulous, middling, settled, great, swimmingly, restorative, asymptomatic, unrivaled, healthy, first-rate, splendidly, unexceptional, stellar, well-conditioned, Winningly, wholesome, healthful, sensational, gingery, flourishing, hygienic, tolerable, tough, nifty, nicely, auspicious, special, gratifyingly, classical, gratifying, fine, average, terrific, creditably, acceptable, nontoxic, encouraging, first class, secure, whole, success, good fortune, innocuous, fair, noble, vital, tip-top, propitious, satisfactorily, only, white, incomparable, decent, slick, useful, adequate, hardy, unequaled, curative, unsurpassable, helpful, excellent, nondestructive, boon, favorable, respectable, sufficient, unmatched, conditioned, sufficiently, remedial, middlingly, Welcomely, peppy, relief, better, palliative, nonpolluting, comfort, prettily, nonlethal, gratification, minimal, passable, well, innocent.

Quotes of ill

  1. The fate of the singers who, like my songs, went up in flame was also the fate of the books which I later wrote. All of them went up in flame to Heaven in a fire which broke out one night at my home in Bad Homburg as I lay ill in a hospital. – Shmuel Y. Agnon
  2. To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice and, while it is true that the suicide braves death, he does it not for some noble object but to escape some ill – Aristotle
  3. The moment an ill can be patiently handled, it is disarmed of its poison, though not of its pain. – Henry Ward Beecher
  4. Writers seldom choose as friends those self -contained characters who are never in trouble, never unhappy or ill never make mistakes and always count their change when it is handed to them. – Catherine Drinker Bowen
  5. There is something in age that ever, even in its own despite, must be venerable, must create respect and to have it ill treated, is to me worse, more cruel and wicked than anything on earth. – Frances Burney
  6. I have no ill will in my heart against anybody in this world. – Alex Campbell
  7. Then my mother was taken ill and died and my father took me to St. Mary's. – Desmond Dekker
  8. I never speak ill of dead people or live judges. – Edwin W. Edwards
  9. Vanity is as ill at ease under indifference as tenderness is under a love which it cannot return. – George Eliot
  10. I hadn't accepted he was seriously ill The idea that someone so close to you couldn't wake up was utterly incomprehensible. Then the doctor came in... Maurice had no brain left. There wasn't any activity at all. – Robin Gibb
  11. Research has shown that even small amounts of processed food alter the chemical balance in our brain and cause negative mood swings along with noticeable dips ill energy. – Marilu Henner
  12. The most important thing when ill is to never lose heart. – Vladimir Lenin
  13. A physician is not angry at the intemperance of a mad patient, nor does he take it ill to be railed at by a man in fever. Just so should a wise man treat all mankind, as a physician does his patient, and look upon them only as sick and extravagant. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  14. At early previews, the theater gossips are there, wishing you ill every night. They don't grant you any slack. Agents are in from Hollywood. Your friends are there. People who are going to spread the word -of -mouth. If something doesn't work, everyone will know. – Peter Stone
  15. All we need is a meteorologist who has once been soaked to the skin without ill effect. No one can write knowingly of the weather who walks bent over on wet days. – E. B. White

Usage examples for ill

  1. " Is he ill again? – What Dreams May Come by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  2. You'll not forget to find out in some way if the Baron is ill will you? – A Tar-Heel Baron by Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton
  3. Is the child ill – K by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  4. Mrs. Lorimer has been taken ill – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell
  5. Mother, I cried, you are ill – Mr. Marx's Secret by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  6. The man had been ill used. – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  7. " 'This young friend was very ill you would not have had me leave him? – Scenes in Switzerland by American Tract Society
  8. Mrs. Dearmer has been taken ill – My Diary in Serbia: April 1, 1915-Nov. 1, 1915 by Monica M. Stanley
  9. I tell you, since the time I saw him lying next to Your Majesty, I have never felt more ill will for any man in the world than I feel for him. – The White Knight: Tirant lo Blanc by Joanot Martorell and Marti Johan d'Galba
  10. He is very ill indeed. – The Golden Web by Anthony Partridge
  11. And for the rest, you must read me ill – Montezuma's Daughter by H. Rider Haggard
  12. I'm afraid that I am ill he said; call Gongi. – Cumner & South Sea Folk, Complete by Gilbert Parker
  13. We have been with you all night- since you were taken ill that is. – Warlock o' Glenwarlock by George MacDonald
  14. Many speak ill of her. – An Orkney Maid by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  15. Did Miss Warren see me while I was ill – Cardigan by Robert W. Chambers
  16. Hubbard had been ill and I had been ill – The Lure of the Labrador Wild by Dillon Wallace
  17. Poor fellow, he looks very ill indeed to- night. – Philistia by Grant Allen
  18. She say she is ill – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  19. Who could take it ill of you? – Plays A Protégée of the Mistress; Poverty Is No Crime; Sin and Sorrow Are Common to All; It's a Family Affair--We'll Settle It Ourselves by Alexander Ostrovsky
  20. No, no; I am not ill it is over now. – Lily Pearl and The Mistress of Rosedale by Ida Glenwood

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