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The Definition of - ill (noun)

    adjective, worse, worst; iller, illest for 7.
    1.
    of unsound physical or mental health; unwell; sick:
    She felt ill, so her teacher sent her to the nurse.
    2.
    objectionable; unsatisfactory; poor; faulty:
    ill manners.
    3.
    hostile; unkindly:
    ill feeling.
    4.
    evil; wicked; bad:
    of ill repute.
    5.
    unfavorable; adverse:
    ill fortune.
    6.
    of inferior worth or ability; unskillful; inexpert:
    an ill example of scholarship.
    7.
    Slang. great; amazing:
    His mom is the illest cook.
    noun
    8.
    an unfavorable opinion or statement:
    I can speak no ill of her.
    9.
    harm or injury:
    His remarks did much ill.
    10.
    trouble, distress, or misfortune:
    Many ills befell him.
    11.
    evil:
    to know the difference between good and ill.
    12.
    sickness or disease.
    adverb
    13.
    in an ill manner.
    14.
    unsatisfactorily; poorly:
    It ill befits a man to betray old friends.
    15.
    in a hostile or unfriendly manner.
    16.
    unfavorably; unfortunately.
    17.
    with displeasure or offense.
    18.
    faultily; improperly.
    19.
    with difficulty or inconvenience; scarcely:
    Buying a new car is an expense we can ill afford.
    Idioms
    20.
    ill at ease, socially uncomfortable; nervous:
    They were ill at ease because they didn't speak the language.

Word Example of - ill

    Example Sentences for ill

    "A 'll risk the time; it 'ill no tak mair than an 'oor," and he leaped the dyke.

    Careless how ill I with myself agree, Kind to my dress, my figure, not to me.

    Ill conclude, Camelia, that you may do quite a lot of harm in the world.

    Matilda acknowledged that she should like to be ill in the daytime.

    Them good foulks there, take my word, had no ill maening to Mr. Roger.

    You will all be ill: and nobody must be ill now, for I have no medicines left.

    Tip had been ill off and on most of the time since we left Kastamuni.

    Mr Rowland knew that Mrs Enderby was too ill to receive visitors.

    You can't believe that Angelica really knew Letty was so ill?

    When pain, loss, and ill were experienced and the question was provoked, Who did this to us?

Word Origin & History of - ill

    Word Origin & History

    ill c.1200, "morally evil" (other 13c. senses were "malevolent, hurtful, unfortunate, difficult"), from O.N. illr "ill, bad," of unknown origin. Not related to evil. Main modern sense of "sick, unhealthy, unwell" is first recorded c.1460, probably related to O.N. idiom "it is bad to me." Illness "disease, sickness" is from 1689. Slang sense of "very good, cool" is 1980s.

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