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ill

ill

 
pronunciation:
Il
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, adverb
phrases:
ill at ease
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: worse, worst
definition 1: not in normal health; unwell; sick.
He's been ill with a virus all week.
 
synonyms:
ailing, sick, unhealthy, unwell
antonyms:
better, healthy, well
similar words:
bad, bedridden, down, indisposed, infirm, suffering
definition 2: causing harm or disadvantage; detrimental.
She felt the ill effects of getting too little sleep.
synonyms:
bad, harmful
antonyms:
beneficial, favorable, good, positive
similar words:
deleterious, detrimental, hurtful, injurious, nefarious, negative, offensive, sinister, unfavorable
definition 3: unsound or faulty; inferior.
ill healthill manners
synonyms:
deficient, faulty, inadequate, insufficient, unacceptable, unsound
antonyms:
good
similar words:
inferior, lacking, unsatisfactory
definition 4: bringing adversity; unfavorable.
He suffered a great deal of ill fortune.It's an ill wind that brings no good.
synonyms:
adverse, difficult, foul, inauspicious, ominous, sinister, unfavorable, unfortunate, unlucky
antonyms:
favorable
similar words:
evil, harmful, inimical, injurious, pernicious, sinister, threatening, unfriendly
definition 5: hostile; unkind.
ill feelingill willill remarks
synonyms:
angry, antagonistic, cross, hateful, hostile, inimical, unkind
antonyms:
friendly, warm
similar words:
unfavorable, unfriendly
phrase: ill at ease
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: evil or harm; trouble.
A bad law leads to many ills.I don't wish them ill.
synonyms:
evil, harm, misery, misfortune, pain, woe
similar words:
affliction, grief, hurt, mischief, problem, sorrow, suffering, trouble
definition 2: an affliction or disease; ailment.
the ills of old age
synonyms:
affliction, ailment, disease, illness, infirmity, sickness, trouble
similar words:
disorder, malady
 
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: in a hostile or evil manner; unkindly.
He spoke ill of everyone.ill-treated
synonyms:
adversely, badly, harshly, unfavorably, unkindly
antonyms:
favorably, kindly, well
similar words:
evilly, negatively
definition 2: faultily or inappropriately; badly.
ill-preparedill-timed
antonyms:
well
definition 3: only with difficulty; barely.
They can ill afford to purchase that business.He can ill manage such a concern.
synonyms:
barely, hardly, scarcely
antonyms:
easily, well
similar words:
noway, nowise
definition 4: with bad luck; unfortunately.
ill-fatedill-starred
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