|1.||[ adjective ] (medicine) not in good physical or mental health|
"ill from the monotony of his suffering"
|Related terms:||well nauseated afflicted ailing ailing faint laid_up bedfast bedfast faint dizzy bilious bronchitic aguish laid_low feverish funny gouty menstruating convalescent consumptive sneezy scrofulous spastic tubercular diabetic delirious upset unhealed air_sick dyspeptic airsick green unhealthy unfit|
|2.||[ adverb ] (`ill' is often used as a combining form) in a poor or improper or unsatisfactory manner; not well|
"he was ill prepared" "the car runs badly" "he performed badly on the exam" "the team played poorly" "ill-fitting clothes" "an ill-conceived plan"
|Related terms:||well combining_form mediocre mediocre|
|3.||[ noun ] a state of adversity (danger or affliction or need)|
"a ship in distress" "she was the classic maiden in distress"
|Related terms:||adversity anguish pressure throe|
|4.||[ adjective ] distressing|
"ill manners" "of ill repute"
|5.||[ adjective ] resulting in suffering or adversity|
"ill effects" "it's an ill wind that blows no good"
|6.||[ adverb ] unfavorably or with disapproval|
"tried not to speak ill of the dead" "thought badly of him for his lack of concern"
|Related terms:||well unfavorable unfavorable|
|7.||[ adverb ] with difficulty or inconvenience; scarcely or hardly|
"we can ill afford to buy a new car just now"
|8.||[ adjective ] indicating hostility or enmity|
"you certainly did me an ill turn" "ill feelings" "ill will"
|9.||[ adjective ] 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"
|10.||[ noun ] (medicine) an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining|
|Related terms:||disorder pip motion_sickness afflict|