ill

ill
ill1 [il]
adj.
worse, worst [ME < ON illr (replacing OE yfel, evil, in many senses): prob. < Gmc * ilhila < IE base * elk-, hungry, bad > OIr elc, bad]
1. characterized by, causing, or tending to cause harm or evil; specif.,
a) morally bad or wrong; evil [ill repute]
b) causing pain, hardship, etc.; adverse [ill fortune]
c) not kind or friendly; harsh; cruel [ill will]
d) promising trouble; unfavorable; unfortunate; unpropitious [an ill omen]
2. not healthy, normal, or well; having a disease; sick; indisposed
3. not according to rule, custom, desirability, etc.; faulty; imperfect [ill breeding]
n.
anything causing harm, trouble, wrong, pain, unhappiness, etc.; specif.,
a) an evil or misfortune
b) a disease
adv.
worse, worst
1. in an ill manner; specif.,
a) badly; wrongly; improperly; imperfectly [ill-gotten gains]
b) harshly; cruelly; unkindly [ill-spoken]
2. with difficulty; scarcely [they can ill afford to refuse]
SYN.- BAD1, SICK1
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go ill with
to be unfortunate for or unfavorable to
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ill at ease
uneasy; uncomfortable
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take ill
to be annoyed or offended at
ill2
abbrev.
1. illustrated
2. illustration
3. illustrator

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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