Definition of Ill


  • an often persistent bodily disorder or disease
    a cause for complaining


  • 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"
  • indicating hostility or enmity
    "you certainly did me an ill turn"
    "ill feelings"
    "ill will"
  • distressing
    "ill manners"
    "of ill repute"
  • resulting in suffering or adversity
    "ill effects"
    "it's an ill wind that blows no good"
  • affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function
    "ill from the monotony of his suffering"


  • with difficulty or inconvenience
    scarcely or hardly
    "we can ill afford to buy a new car just now"
  • unfavorably or with disapproval
    "tried not to speak ill of the dead"
    "thought badly of him for his lack of concern"
  • (`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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble ill

2 unscramble word found using the letters ill.

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