1. affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function
- ill from the monotony of his suffering
Similar word(s): unfit, unhealthy, afflicted, stricken, aguish, ailing, indisposed, peaked, poorly, seedy, sickly, unwell, airsick, carsick, seasick, autistic, bedfast, bedrid, bedridden, bilious, liverish, livery, bronchitic, consumptive, convalescent, recovering, delirious, hallucinating, diabetic, dizzy, giddy, vertiginous, woozy, dyspeptic, faint, light, lightheaded, swooning, feverish, feverous, funny, gouty, green, nauseated, nauseous, queasy, sick, sickish, palsied, paralytic, paralyzed, paraplegic, rachitic, rickety, scrofulous, sneezy, spastic, tubercular, tuberculous, unhealed, upset, sick
2. resulting in suffering or adversity
- ill effects
- it's an ill wind that blows no good
Similar word(s): harmful
- ill manners
- of ill repute
Similar word(s): bad
4. indicating hostility or enmity
- you certainly did me an ill turn
- ill feelings
- ill will
Similar word(s): hostile
5. presaging ill fortune
- ill omens
- ill predictions
Sentences with ill as an adjective:
- He suffered from ill treatment.
- ill manners;
- I've been ill with the flu for the past few days.
- Seeing those pictures made me ill.
- That band was ill.
1. (`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
- ill-fitting clothes
2. unfavorably or with disapproval
- tried not to speak ill of the dead
Similar word(s): badly
3. with difficulty or inconvenience; scarcely or hardly
- we can ill afford to buy a new car just now
1. an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining
Sentences with ill as a noun:
- Music won't solve all the world's ills, but it can make them easier to bear.
- I wouldn't want you to do me ill.
- I am incapacitated by rheumatism and other ills.
- Do not speak ill of the dead.