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ill

 (ĭl)
adj. worse (wûrs), worst (wûrst)
1. Not healthy; sick: I began to feel ill last week.
2. Not normal; unsound: an ill condition of body and mind.
3. Resulting in suffering; harmful or distressing: the ill effects of a misconceived policy.
4.
a. Resulting from or suggestive of evil intentions: ill deeds committed out of spite.
b. Ascribing an objectionable quality: holds an ill view of that political group.
c. Hostile or unfriendly: ill feeling between rivals.
d. Harmful; pernicious: the ill effects of a misconceived policy.
5. Not favorable; unpropitious: ill predictions.
6. Not measuring up to recognized standards of excellence, as of behavior or conduct: ill manners.
7. Slang Excellent; outstanding: Your new car is really ill!
adv. worse, worst
1. In a bad, inadequate, or improper way. Often used in combination: My words were ill-chosen.
2. In an unfavorable way; unpropitiously: a statistic that bodes ill for job growth.
3. Scarcely or with difficulty: We can ill afford another mistake.
n.
1. Evil, wrongdoing, or harm: the ill that befell the townspeople.
2. Something that causes suffering; trouble: the social ills of urban life.
3. Something that reflects in an unfavorable way on one: Please don't speak ill of me when I'm gone.
4. (used with a pl. verb) Sick people considered as a group. Often used with the.
Idiom:
ill at ease
Anxious or unsure; uneasy: The stranger made me feel ill at ease.

[Middle English, from Old Norse īllr, bad.]

ill

(ɪl)
adj, worse or worst
1. (usually postpositive) not in good health; sick
2. characterized by or intending evil, harm, etc; hostile: ill deeds.
3. causing or resulting in pain, harm, adversity, etc: ill effects.
4. ascribing or imputing evil to something referred to: ill repute.
5. promising an unfavourable outcome; unpropitious: an ill omen.
6. harsh; lacking kindness: ill will.
7. not up to an acceptable standard; faulty: ill manners.
8. ill at ease unable to relax; uncomfortable
n
9. evil or harm: to wish a person ill.
10. a mild disease
11. misfortune; trouble
adv
12. badly: the title ill befits him.
13. with difficulty; hardly: he can ill afford the money.
14. not rightly: she ill deserves such good fortune.
[C11 (in the sense: evil): from Old Norse illr bad]

ill

(ɪl)

adj. worse, worst,
n., adv. adj.
1. of unsound physical or mental health; unwell; sick.
2. objectionable; faulty: ill manners.
3. hostile; unkindly: ill feeling.
4. evil; wicked: of ill repute.
5. unfavorable; adverse: ill fortune.
6. of inferior worth or ability.
n.
7. an unfavorable opinion or statement: I can speak no ill of her.
8. harm or injury: His remarks did much ill.
9. trouble; misfortune: Many ills befell him.
10. evil: the difference between good and ill.
11. sickness; disease.
adv.
12. unsatisfactorily; poorly: It ill befits a man to betray old friends.
13. in a hostile or unfriendly manner.
14. unfavorably; unfortunately.
15. with displeasure or offense.
16. faultily; improperly.
17. with difficulty or inconvenience: an expense we can ill afford.
Idioms:
ill at ease, uncomfortable; uneasy.
[1150–1200; < Old Norse illr ill, bad]
syn: ill, sick mean being in bad health, not being well. ill is the more formal word. In the U.S. the two words are used practically interchangeably except that sick is always used when the word modifies the following noun: He looks sick (ill); a sick person. In England, sick is not interchangeable with ill, but usu. has the connotation of nauseous: She got sick and threw up. sick, however, is used before nouns just as in the U.S.: a sick man.

I'll

(aɪl)
contraction of I will.

Ill.

Illinois.

ill.

1. illustrated.
2. illustration.
3. illustrator.

ill

- Originally meant not "sick" but "bad," and was borrowed from Old Norse illr; the sense of "sick" arrived in the 15th century.
See also related terms for sick.

ill

sick
1. 'ill' and 'sick'

Ill and sick are both used for saying that someone has a disease or some other problem with their health. You can use either ill or sick after a linking verb.

Manjit is ill and can't come to school.
Your uncle is very sick.

You usually use sick, rather than 'ill', in front of a noun.

She was at home looking after her sick baby.

However, you often use ill in front of a noun when you are also using an adverb such as seriously, chronically, or terminally.

This ward is for terminally ill patients.

Be Careful!
The usual comparative form of ill is worse.

The next day I felt worse.
2. 'be sick'

To be sick means to bring up food from your stomach.

Cristina ate so much that she was sick.
See sick

Be Careful!
Don't use 'ill' or 'sick' to say that someone has received an injury. Say that they are injured or hurt.

Two people were injured and taken to hospital after the car crash.
See hurt
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ill - an often persistent bodily disorder or diseaseill - an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining
disorder, upset - a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning; "the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder"; "everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time"
pip - a minor nonspecific ailment
kinetosis, motion sickness - the state of being dizzy or nauseated because of the motions that occur while traveling in or on a moving vehicle
Adj.1.ill - affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function; "ill from the monotony of his suffering"
unfit - not in good physical or mental condition; out of condition; "fat and very unfit"; "certified as unfit for army service"; "drunk and unfit for service"
unhealthy - not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind; "unhealthy ulcers"
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"
harmful - causing or capable of causing harm; "too much sun is harmful to the skin"; "harmful effects of smoking"
3.ill - distressing; "ill manners"; "of ill repute"
bad - having undesirable or negative qualities; "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"
4.ill - indicating hostility or enmity; "you certainly did me an ill turn"; "ill feelings"; "ill will"
hostile - characterized by enmity or ill will; "a hostile nation"; "a hostile remark"; "hostile actions"
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"
unpropitious - not propitious
Adv.1.ill - (`ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory mannerill - (`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"
combining form - a bound form used only in compounds; "`hemato-' is a combining form in words like `hematology'"
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-seasoned dish"; "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"
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"

ill

adjective
1. unwell, sick, poorly (informal), diseased, funny (informal), weak, crook (Austral. & N.Z. slang), ailing, queer, frail, feeble, unhealthy, seedy (informal), sickly, laid up (informal), queasy, infirm, out of sorts (informal), dicky (Brit. informal), nauseous, off-colour, under the weather (informal), at death's door, indisposed, peaky, on the sick list (informal), valetudinarian, green about the gills, not up to snuff (informal) He was seriously ill with pneumonia.
unwell well, strong, healthy, hale
noun
1. problem, trouble, suffering, worry, trial, injury, pain, hurt, strain, harm, distress, misery, hardship, woe, misfortune, affliction, tribulation, unpleasantness He is responsible for many of the country's ills.
2. harm, suffering, damage, hurt, evil, destruction, grief, trauma, anguish, mischief, malice I know it will be difficult for them but I wish them no ill.
harm good, kindness
adverb
1. badly, unfortunately, unfavourably, inauspiciously This development may bode ill for the government.
2. hardly, barely, scarcely, just, only just, by no means, at a push We can ill afford another scandal.
hardly well, easily
3. illegally, criminally, unlawfully, fraudulently, dishonestly, illicitly, illegitimately, unscrupulously, foully He used his ill-gotten gains to pay for a £360,000 house.
4. insufficiently, badly, poorly, inadequately, imperfectly, deficiently We were ill-prepared for last year's South Africa tour.
speak ill of someone malign, knock (informal), rubbish (informal), run down, blacken, slag (off) (slang), denigrate, belittle, disparage, decry, revile, vilify, slander, defame, bad-mouth (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), besmirch, impugn, calumniate, asperse She found it difficult to speak ill of anyone.

ill

adjective
1. Suffering from or affected with an illness:
Informal: laid up.
Chiefly Regional: poorly.
3. Bringing, predicting, or characterized by misfortune:
noun
1. Whatever is destructive or harmful:
2. A pathological condition of mind or body:
3. A cause of suffering or harm:
Translations
سيِّئشَر، سوءعاثِر، سيِّئمَريضمَرِيضٌ
nemocnýnešťastnýšpatnýtěžkozlo
sygdårligdårligtuheldigbesværlighed
malsana
sairas
bolestan
böl, ógæfaböl, vændræîislæmurvarla, tæplegaveikur, sjúkur
病気で
아픈
blogai elgtis sublogai išauklėtasblogas elgesysneišauklėtasnelaimingas
ill luckkaitīgsļaunsļaunumsnaidīgs
bolanzboleti
sjukilla
ป่วย
ốm

ill

[ɪl]
A. ADJ (worse (compar) (worst (superl)))
1. (Med) → enfermo
to be illestar enfermo
to be seriously illestar gravemente enfermo
he's ill with cancertiene cáncer, está enfermo de cáncer
to fall illcaer or ponerse enfermo, enfermarse (LAm)
to feel illencontrarse mal, sentirse mal
to look illtener mal aspecto or mala cara
to make sb ill [food, wine] → sentarle mal a algn; [lifestyle, diet] → afectar a la salud de algn
the soup made me illla sopa me sentó mal
all the worry was making me illla preocupación estaba afectando a mi salud
to make o.s. illponerse enfermo, ponerse malo
to be taken illcaer or ponerse enfermo, enfermarse (LAm)
see also mentally
2. (= bad) [fortune, luck] → malo
ill at easea disgusto
ill effectsefectos mpl adversos
with no ill effectssin mayores daños
ill feeling (= hostility) → hostilidad f; (= spite) → rencor m
there are no ill feelingsno quedan rencores
I have no ill feelings toward themno les guardo rencor
ill healthmala salud f
to be in ill healthno estar bien (de salud), estar enfermo
he retired because of ill healthse retiró por problemas de salud
ill humourmal humor m
ill repute (liter or hum) → mala reputación f
a house/lady of ill reputeuna casa/mujer de mala reputación
ill tempermal genio m
ill will (= hostility) → hostilidad f; (= spite) → rencor m
I bear you no ill will for thatno le guardo rencor por eso
see also wind 1 A1
B. ADVmal
to speak/think ill of sbhablar/pensar mal de algn
we can ill afford to lose himmal podemos dejar que se vaya
we can ill afford to buy itno podemos permitirnos el lujo de comprarlo
it ill becomes you to criticizeno te sienta bien criticar
C. N (fig)
1. ills (frm) (= problems) → males mpl
the ills of the economylos males de la economía
the inevitable ills of old agelos inevitables males or achaques de la vejez
2. (o.f.) (= evil) no ill had befallen the childel niño no había sufrido ningún mal
to bode or augur illno augurar nada bueno

ill

[ˈɪl]
adj
(= sick) → malade
to feel ill → se sentir mal
I feel ill → Je me sens mal.
to be taken ill → tomber malade
She was taken ill while on holiday → Elle est tombée malade en vacances.
to fall ill with sth → contracter qch
She fell ill with measles → Elle a contracté la rougeole.
adv
(= badly) to speak ill of sb → dire du mal de qn
to think ill of sb → penser du mal de qn
it bodes ill (= is a bad sign) → c'est de mauvaise augure
sb could ill afford to ...
He could ill afford to miss an important game → Il ne pouvait se permettre de rater un match important.
n (= harm) → mal m
to mean sb no ill → ne pas vouloir de mal à qn
They mean you no ill → Ils ne te veulent pas de mal.
npl
the terminally ill → les malades mpl en phase terminale
ills npl (= problems) → maux mpl

ill

adj
pred (= sick)krank; to fall or take (inf) or be taken illerkranken (→ with sth an etw dat), → krank werden; to feel illsich unwohl or krank fühlen; I feel (terribly) illmir ist (ganz und gar) nicht gut; he is ill with fever/a colder hat Fieber/eine Erkältung; to be ill with chicken poxan Windpocken erkrankt sein; ill with anxiety/jealousykrank vor Angst/Eifersucht; she is making herself ill with worrysie macht sich ganz krank vor lauter Sorgen
comp <worse>, superl <worst> (= bad)schlecht, übel; (= adverse) effectsunerwünscht; ill willböses Blut; I don’t bear them any ill willich trage ihnen nichts nach; ill healthschlechter Gesundheitszustand; to suffer ill healthgesundheitlich angeschlagen sein; due to ill healthaus Gesundheitsgründen; ill humour or (US) humorschlechte Laune; ill luckPech nt; as ill luck would have itwie es der Teufel so will; ill natureÜbellaunigkeit f; it’s an ill wind (that blows nobody any good) (Prov) → so hat alles seine guten Seiten
n
(liter: = evil) to bode or augur illBöses ahnen lassen; to think ill of somebodyschlecht or Schlechtes von jdm or über jdn denken; to speak ill of somebodyschlecht über jdn reden
ills pl (= misfortunes)Missstände pl, → Übel pl; to do ill (old)Böses or Unrecht tun
advschlecht; to take something ill (liter)etw übel nehmen; things went ill with him (liter)es erging ihm nicht gut, es ward ihm kein Glück beschieden (liter); he can ill afford to refuseer kann es sich (dat)schlecht leisten abzulehnen; it ill becomes you (form)es steht Ihnen nicht an (form)

ill

:
ill-advised
adj person, attemptunklug; action alsounratsam; you would be ill to trust herSie wären schlecht beraten, wenn Sie ihr trauten
ill-assorted
adj group, bunchschlecht zusammenpassend
ill-at-ease
adjunbehaglich; I always felt ill in his presenceich habe mich in seiner Gegenwart nie wohlgefühlt
ill-bred
ill-breeding
nschlechte Erziehung, Unerzogenheit f; it’s a sign of ill to …es ist ein Zeichen für eine schlechte Kinderstube, wenn man …
ill-conceived
adj plan, policyschlecht durchdacht
ill-conditioned
adjübellaunig
ill-considered
adj action, wordsunüberlegt, unbedacht
ill-defined
adj goals, task, powersunklar definiert
ill-disposed
adj to be ill to(wards) somebodyjdm übel gesinnt sein

ill

:
ill-fated
adj
(= unfortunate, unlucky) personvom Unglück verfolgt, unglücklich
(= doomed, destined to fail)unglückselig, verhängnisvoll; the ill Titanicdie unglückselige Titanic
ill-favoured
adj (liter: = ugly) → ungestalt (liter), → hässlich, unschön
ill feeling
nböses Blut; no ill?ist es wieder gut?; no ill!ist schon vergessen
ill-fitting
adj clothes, denturesschlecht sitzend; shoesschlecht passend
ill-founded
adjunbegründet, unerwiesen, fragwürdig
ill-gotten gains
plunrechtmäßiger Gewinn, Sündengeld nt (hum)
ill-humoured, (US) ill-humored

ill

:
ill-judged
adjunklug, wenig bedacht
ill-mannered
adjunhöflich
ill-matched
adjnicht zusammenpassend; they’re illsie passen nicht zueinander
ill-natured
adj, ill-naturedly
advbösartig

ill

:
ill-omened
adjunter einem unglücklichen Stern or unter einem Unstern stehend
ill-prepared
ill-starred
adj personvom Unglück or Pech verfolgt; undertaking etcunter einem ungünstigen Stern (stehend); ill dayUnglückstag m
ill-suited
adj (to one another) → nicht zusammenpassend; (to sth) → ungeeignet (to für); they are illsie passen nicht zueinander
ill-tempered
adj (habitually) → missmutig, übellaunig; (on particular occasion) → schlecht gelaunt pred; (violently) → schlecht gelaunt attr
ill-timed
adjungelegen, unpassend; move, speechzeitlich schlecht abgestimmt
ill-treatment

ill

[ɪl]
1. adj (worse (comp) (worst (superl)))
a. (sick) → ammalato/a, malato/a
to fall or be taken ill → ammalarsi
to feel ill (with) → star male (per or a causa di)
to be in ill health → essere malaticcio/a
she is seriously ill in hospital → è ricoverata in gravi condizioni all'ospedale
b. (bad) → cattivo/a
ill fortune or ill luck → sfortuna, scalogna
ill effects → brutte conseguenze fpl
to be in an ill humour or temper → essere di cattivo umore
it's an ill wind that blows nobody any good (Proverb) → non tutto il male viene per nuocere
2. advmale
we can ill afford to lose him/to buy it → non possiamo certo permetterci di perderlo/di comprarlo
to speak/think ill of sb → parlar/pensar male di qn
3. ills npl (old) (frm) → mali mpl, malanni mpl

ill

(il) comparative worse (wəːs) : superlative worst (wəːst) adjective
1. not in good health; not well. She was ill for a long time.
2. bad. ill health; These pills have no ill effects.
3. evil or unlucky. ill luck.
adverb
not easily. We could ill afford to lose that money.
noun
1. evil. I would never wish anyone ill.
2. trouble. all the ills of this world.
ill-
badly. ill-equipped; ill-used.
ˈillness noun
a state or occasion of being unwell. There is a lot of illness in the village just now; childhood illnesses.
ˌill-at-ˈease adjective
uncomfortable; embarrassed. She feels ill-at-ease at parties.
ˌill-ˈfated adjective
ending in, or bringing, disaster. an ill-fated expedition.
ˌill-ˈfeeling noun
(an) unkind feeling (towards another person). The two men parted without any ill-feeling(s).
ˌill-ˈmannered / ˌill-ˈbred adjective
having bad manners. He's an ill-mannered young man.
ˌill-ˈtempered / ˌill-ˈnatured adjective
having or showing bad temper. Don't be so ill-natured just because you're tired.
ˌill-ˈtreat verb
to treat badly or cruelly. She often ill-treated her children.
ˌill-ˈtreatment noun
ˌill-ˈuse (-ˈjuːz) verb
to ill-treat.
ˌill-ˈwill noun
unkind feeling. I bear you no ill-will.
be taken ill
to become ill. He was taken ill at the party and was rushed to hospital.
ill means unwell: He was very ill when he had pneumonia .
sick means vomiting or inclined to vomit: He was sick twice in the car ; I feel sick .

ill

مَرِيضٌ nemocný syg krank άρρωστος enfermo sairas malade bolestan malato 病気で 아픈 ziek syk chory doente больной sjuk ป่วย hasta ốm 生病的

ill

a. enfermo-a, insano-a;
v.
to be ___estar enfermo-a;
to become ___enfermarse;
to feel ___sentirse indispuesto-a; sentirse mal.

ill

adj enfermo
References in classic literature ?
So cheek to cheek they fell asleep, and on the morrow Beth seemed quite herself again, for at eighteen neither heads nor hearts ache long, and a loving word can medicine most ills.
The urbane activity with which a man receives money is really marvellous, considering that we so earnestly believe money to be the root of all earthly ills, and that on no account can a monied man enter heaven.
And then," he continued, "place beside this fact of an unlimited food supply, the newest discovery of physiologists, that most of the ills of the human system are due to overfeeding
We know that the bitter drops, which even you have drained from the cup, are no incidental aggravations, no individual ills, but such as must mingle always and necessarily in the lot of every slave.
Now, Mopo, we shall learn who are the wizards that have brought these ills upon us," said the king, "and who are the true-hearted men.
Will you hazard so desperate a step while there is any possibility that any portion of the ills you fly from have no real existence?
She confided her ills to the Chevalier de Valois, enumerating her foot-baths, and consulting him as to refrigerants.
And so he welcomed the rising sun with its promise of warmth as well as light--the blessed sun, dispeller of physical and mental ills.
It was not alone that it was composed of all the ills of mortality and with the pungent, acrid smell of blood, but it seemed as though corruption had become itself corrupt.
Phemius was still singing, and his hearers sat rapt in silence as he told the sad tale of the return from Troy, and the ills Minerva had laid upon the Achaeans.
Further, the enemy would naturally on his arrival at once burn and ruin the country at the time when the spirits of the people are still hot and ready for the defence; and, therefore, so much the less ought the prince to hesitate; because after a time, when spirits have cooled, the damage is already done, the ills are incurred, and there is no longer any remedy; and therefore they are so much the more ready to unite with their prince, he appearing to be under obligations to them now that their houses have been burnt and their possessions ruined in his defence.
Still she could blame her own oversight, and it was days before her self-upbraidings, for thus trifling with what she conceived to be the resources of her beloved grandmother, were driven from her thoughts by the pressure of other and greater ills.