Associations to the word «Ill»


ILL, adjective. (obsolete) Evil; wicked (of people). [13th-19th c.]
ILL, adjective. (archaic) Morally reprehensible (of behaviour etc.); blameworthy. [from 13th c.]
ILL, adjective. Indicative of unkind or malevolent intentions; harsh, cruel. [from 14th c.]
ILL, adjective. Unpropitious, unkind, faulty, not up to reasonable standard.
ILL, adjective. Unwell in terms of health or physical condition; sick. [from 15th c.]
ILL, adjective. Having an urge to vomit. [from 20th c.]
ILL, adjective. (hip-hop slang) Sublime, with the connotation of being so in a singularly creative way. [This sense sometimes declines in AAVE as ill, comparative iller, superlative illest.]
ILL, adjective. (slang) Extremely bad (bad enough to make one ill). Generally used indirectly with to be.
ILL, adverb. Not well; imperfectly, badly; hardly.
ILL, noun. (often pluralized) Trouble; distress; misfortune; adversity.
ILL, noun. Harm or injury.
ILL, noun. Evil; moral wrongfulness.
ILL, noun. A physical ailment; an illness.
ILL, noun. Unfavorable remarks or opinions.
ILL, noun. (US) (slang) PCP, phencyclidine.
ILL AT EASE, adjective. Anxious; unsure; uneasy
ILL AT EASE, adjective. Uncomfortable
ILL BEHAVED, adjective. Badly behaved, having bad behaviour
ILL FAME, noun. Disrepute; notoriety
ILL HEALTH, noun. (idiomatic) A state of illness, or bad health.
ILL HUMOR, noun. Bad temper
ILL HUMOR, noun. Irritability or surliness
ILL HUMORS, noun. Plural of ill humor
ILL HUMOUR, noun. British spelling standard spelling of ill humor.
ILL HUMOURS, noun. Plural of ill humour
ILL LUCK, noun. Bad luck; misluck; misfortune.
ILL MANNERS, noun. Poor manners, rudeness.
ILL REPUTE, noun. Bad reputation; notoriety.
ILL REPUTE, noun. (euphemism) Pertaining to prostitution and the sex industry.
ILL STOUND, noun. (archaic) a season or time of unhappiness, misfortune
ILL WILL, noun. Ill-disposed attitude; grudge; dislike.
ILL WILLED, adjective. Of or pertaining to ill will.
ILL WILLS, noun. Plural of ill will

Dictionary definition

ILL, noun. An often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining.
ILL, adverb. (`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".
ILL, adverb. Unfavorably or with disapproval; "tried not to speak ill of the dead"; "thought badly of him for his lack of concern".
ILL, adverb. With difficulty or inconvenience; scarcely or hardly; "we can ill afford to buy a new car just now".
ILL, adjective. Affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function; "ill from the monotony of his suffering".
ILL, adjective. Resulting in suffering or adversity; "ill effects"; "it's an ill wind that blows no good".
ILL, adjective. Distressing; "ill manners"; "of ill repute".
ILL, adjective. Indicating hostility or enmity; "you certainly did me an ill turn"; "ill feelings"; "ill will".
ILL, adjective. 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".

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