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)