HyperDic: ill

English > 9 senses of the word ill:
ADJECTIVEallill, sickaffected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function
allillresulting in suffering or adversity / adversity
allilldistressing
allillindicating hostility or enmity / enmity
allill, inauspicious, ominouspresaging ill fortune
ADVERBallill, badly, poorly('ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner
allill, badlyunfavorably or with disapproval
allillwith difficulty or inconvenience
NOUNstateill, ailment, complaintan often persistent bodily disorder or disease
ill > pronunciation
Soundsih'l
RhymesAdvil ... zill: 103 rhymes with ihl...
English > ill: 9 senses > adjective 1
MeaningAffected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function.
Example"ill from the monotony of his suffering"
Synonymsick
Narrowerafflicted, strickengrievously affected especially by disease
aguishaffected by ague / ague
ailing, indisposed, peaked, poorly, sickly, unwell, under the weather, seedySomewhat ill or prone to illness
airsick, air sick, carsick, seasickExperiencing motion sickness
autisticcharacteristic of or affected with autism
bedfast, bedridden, bedrid, sick-abedConfined to bed (by illness)
bilious, liverish, liverySuffering from or suggesting a liver disorder or gastric distress
bronchiticSuffering from or prone to bronchitis
consumptiveAfflicted with or associated with pulmonary tuberculosis
convalescent, recoveringReturning to health after illness or debility
delirious, hallucinatingExperiencing delirium
diabeticSuffering from diabetes
dizzy, giddy, woozy, vertiginousHaving or causing a whirling sensation
dyspepticSuffering from dyspepsia
faint, light, swooning, light-headed, lightheadedWeak and likely to lose consciousness
feverish, feverousHaving or affected by a fever
funnyExperiencing odd bodily / bodily sensations
goutySuffering from gout
greenlooking pale and unhealthy
laid low, strickenput out of action (by illness)
laid upIll and usually confined
milk-sickaffected with or related to milk ... / milk sickness
nauseated, nauseous, queasy, sick, sickishFeeling nausea
palsiedaffected with palsy or uncontrollable tremor
paralytic, paralyzedaffected with paralysis
paraplegicSuffering complete paralysis of the lower half of the body usually resulting from damage to the spinal cord
rickety, rachiticaffected with, suffering from, or characteristic of rickets
scrofulousAfflicted with scrofula
sneezyInclined to sneeze
spasticSuffering from spastic paralysis
tubercular, tuberculousconstituting or afflicted with or caused by tuberculosis or the tubercle bacillus
unhealednot healed
upsetmildly physically distressed
See alsounfitnot in good physical or mental condition
unhealthynot in or exhibiting good health in body or mind
OppositewellIn good health especially after having suffered illness or injury
Spanishenferma, enfermo
Catalanmalalt
Nounsillnessimpairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism
English > ill: 9 senses > adjective 2
MeaningResulting in suffering or adversity / adversity.
Examples
  • "ill effects"
  • "it's an ill wind that blows no good"
BroaderharmfulCausing or capable of causing harm
Spanishenfermo
English > ill: 9 senses > adjective 3
Meaningdistressing.
Examples
  • "ill manners"
  • "of ill repute"
BroaderbadHaving undesirable or negative qualities
English > ill: 9 senses > adjective 4
MeaningIndicating hostility or enmity / enmity.
Examples
  • "you certainly did me an ill turn"
  • "ill feelings"
  • "ill will"
BroaderhostileCharacterized by enmity / enmity or ill ... / ill will
Spanishperjudicial
English > ill: 9 senses > adjective 5
Meaningpresaging ill fortune.
Examples
  • "ill omens"
  • "ill predictions"
Synonymsinauspicious, ominous
Broaderunpropitiousnot propitious
Spanishagorero, ominoso
Catalanamenaçador, ominós
English > ill: 9 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningAn often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining.
Synonymsailment, complaint
Narrowermotion sickness, kinetosisThe state of being dizzy or nauseated because of the motions that occur while traveling in or on a moving vehicle
pipA minor nonspecific ailment
Broaderdisorder, upsetA physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal / normal functioning
Spanishachaque, afección, alifafe, dolencia, enfermedad, problema
Catalandolença, dolència, malaltia, mal
English > ill: 9 senses > adverb 1
Meaning('ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well.
Examples
  • "he was ill prepared"
  • "it ill befits a man to betray old friends"
  • "ill-fitting clothes"
  • "an ill-conceived plan"
Synonymsbadly, poorly
Oppositewell, good(often used as a combining form) in a good or proper or satisfactory / satisfactory manner or to a high standard ('good' is a nonstandard dialectal variant for 'well')
Usage ofcombining formA bound form used only in compounds
Spanishdesafortunadamente, desdichadamente, desgraciadamente, lamentablemente, lastimeramente, lastimosamente, mal, miserablemente, patéticamente, pobremente
Catalanmalament, mal
English > ill: 9 senses > adverb 2
Meaningunfavorably or with disapproval.
Example"tried not to speak ill of the dead"
Synonymbadly
Oppositewellfavorably
Spanishmal
English > ill: 9 senses > adverb 3
MeaningWith difficulty or inconvenience; scarcely or hardly.
Example"we can ill afford to buy a new car just now"
Spanishmal

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