Synonyms of ill


1. ailment, complaint, ill, disorder, upset

usage: an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining


1. ill (vs. well), sick, afflicted, stricken, aguish, ailing, indisposed, peaked(predicate), poorly(predicate), sickly, unwell, under the weather, seedy, airsick, air sick, carsick, seasick, autistic, bedfast, bedridden, bedrid, sick-abed, bilious, liverish, livery, bronchitic, consumptive, convalescent, recovering, delirious, hallucinating, diabetic, dizzy, giddy, woozy, vertiginous, dyspeptic, faint, light, swooning, light-headed, lightheaded, feverish, feverous, funny, gouty, green, laid low(predicate), stricken, laid up(predicate), milk-sick, nauseated, nauseous, queasy, sick, sickish, palsied, paralytic, paralyzed, paraplegic, rickety, rachitic, scrofulous, sneezy, spastic, tubercular, tuberculous, unhealed, upset, unhealthy, unfit

usage: affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function; "ill from the monotony of his suffering"

2. ill, harmful (vs. harmless)

usage: resulting in suffering or adversity; "ill effects"; "it's an ill wind that blows no good"

3. ill, bad (vs. good)

usage: distressing; "ill manners"; "of ill repute"

4. ill, hostile (vs. amicable)

usage: indicating hostility or enmity; "you certainly did me an ill turn"; "ill feelings"; "ill will"

5. ill, inauspicious, ominous, unpropitious (vs. propitious)

usage: 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"


1. ill, badly, poorly

usage: (`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"

2. ill, badly

usage: unfavorably or with disapproval; "tried not to speak ill of the dead"; "thought badly of him for his lack of concern"

3. ill

usage: with difficulty or inconvenience; scarcely or hardly; "we can ill afford to buy a new car just now"

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Definition and meaning of ill (Dictionary)