What does ill mean?

ill meaning in General Dictionary

In a ill manner badly weakly

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  • Whatever annoys or impairs happiness or stops success wicked of any kind misfortune disaster illness pain given that ills of mankind
  • Contrary to good in a physical sense contrary or opposed to advantage happiness etc bad evil unfortunate disagreeable unfavorable
  • unfavorably or with disapproval
  • with trouble or trouble; barely or scarcely
  • (`ill' is oftentimes utilized as a combining form) in an undesirable or incorrect or unsatisfactory manner; perhaps not well
  • affected by an impairment of typical real or psychological function
  • showing hostility or enmity
  • leading to suffering or adversity
  • distressing
  • presaging sick lot of money
  • an often persistent actual disorder or disease; an underlying cause for moaning
  • Contrary to good, in a physical feeling; contrary or opposed to benefit, happiness, etc.; bad; bad; regrettable; disagreeable; undesirable.
  • despite good, in a moral sense; evil; wicked; wrong; iniquitious; naughtly; bad; inappropriate.
  • ill; indisposed; unwell; diseased; disordered; because, sick of a temperature.
  • maybe not in accordance with guideline, fitness, or propriety; incorrect; rude; unpolished; inelegant.
  • Whatever annoys or impairs joy, or stops success; evil of any kind; misfortune; disaster; condition; discomfort; as, the ills of mankind.
  • Whatever is contrary to good, in a moral feeling; wickedness; depravity; iniquity; wrong; wicked.
  • In a ill manner; terribly; weakly.

ill meaning in Chat Slang Dictionary


ill meaning in Law Dictionary

In old pleading. Bad; faulty in-law ; null; naught; the alternative of great or legitimate.

ill meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1200, "morally wicked" (other 13c. senses were "malevolent, hurtful, regrettable, tough"), from Old Norse illr "ill, bad," of not known source. Maybe not regarded as being associated with evil. Principal modern sense of "sick, harmful, unwell" is very first recorded mid-15c., probably regarding Old Norse idiom "it is bad to me." Slang inverted sense of "very good, cool" is 1980s. As a noun, "something bad," from mid-13c.

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  • very early 13c., "to do bad to," from sick (adj.). Meaing "to speak disparagingly" is from 1520s. Associated: Illed; illing.
  • c.1200, "wickedly; with hostility;" see ill (adj.). Meaning "perhaps not well, poorly" is from c.1300. It usually has not moved towards realm of real sickess, as adjective has done. Ill-fated recorded from 1710; ill-informed from 1824; ill-tempered from c.1600; ill-starred from c.1600. Generally contrasted with well, ergo the useful, however now obsolete or obscure illcome (1570s), illfare (c.1300), and illth.

ill - German to English

Ill [in capital letters: ILL] [river in Alsace]

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  • Ill [in capital letters: ILL] [river in Vorarlberg (Austria)]

ill meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) despite great, in a physical good sense; contrary or in opposition to benefit, pleasure, etc.; bad; wicked; unfortunate; disagreeable; bad.

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  • (a.) As opposed to great, in a moral good sense; evil; sinful; wrong; iniquitious; naughtly; bad; poor.
  • (a.) Sick; indisposed; unwell; diseased; disordered; since, sick of a fever.
  • (a.) Perhaps not in accordance with rule, fitness, or propriety; incorrect; rude; unpolished; inelegant.
  • (n.) Whatever annoys or impairs happiness, or stops success; evil of any sort; misfortune; calamity; condition; pain; since, the ills of mankind.
  • (n.) Whatever is despite good, in a moral good sense; wickedness; depravity; iniquity; wrong; bad.
  • (adv.) In a ill manner; badly; weakly.

Sentence Examples with the word ill

On this occasion, however, though strongly drawn to the beautiful island, he stayed not longer than six weeks, and proceeded to Sydney, where, early in 1890, he published, in a blaze of righteous anger, his Father Damien: an Open Letter to the Rev. Dr Hyde of Honolulu, in vindication of the memory of Father Damien and his work among the lepers of the Pacific. At Sydney he was very ill again: it was now obvious that his only chance of health lay within the tropics.

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