from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Not healthy; sick.
- adjective Not normal; unsound.
- adjective Resulting in suffering; harmful or distressing.
- adjective Resulting from or suggestive of evil intentions.
- adjective Ascribing an objectionable quality.
- adjective Hostile or unfriendly.
- adjective Harmful; pernicious.
- adjective Not favorable; unpropitious.
- adjective Not measuring up to recognized standards of excellence, as of behavior or conduct.
- adjective Slang Excellent; outstanding.
- adverb In a bad, inadequate, or improper way. Often used in combination.
- adverb In an unfavorable way; unpropitiously.
- adverb Scarcely or with difficulty.
- noun Evil, wrongdoing, or harm.
- noun Something that causes suffering; trouble.
- noun Something that reflects in an unfavorable way on one.
- noun Sick people considered as a group. Often used with the.
- idiom (ill at ease) Anxious or unsure; uneasy.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Badly; imperfectly; unfavorably; unfortunately.
- Not easily; with hardship, pain, or difficulty: as, he is ill able to bear the loss.
- To do evil to; harm; injure.
- To slander; defame.
- noun Abbreviations of Illinois.
- noun Abbreviations of illustrated or of illustration.
- Inherently bad or evil; of pernicious quality or character; vicious; wicked; malevolent.
- Causing evil or harm; baneful; mischievous; pernicious; deleterious: as, it is an ill wind that blows nobody good.
- Marked or attended by evil or suffering; disastrous; wretched; miserable: as, an ill fate; an ill ending.
- Of bad import, bearing, or aspect; threatening; forbidding; harsh; inimical: as, ill news travels fast; an ill countenance.
- In a bad or disordered state morally; unbalanced; cross; crabbed; unfriendly; unpropitious; hostile: as, ill nature; ill temper; ill feeling; ill will.
- In a disordered state physically; diseased; impaired: as, to be ill of a fever; to be taken ill; ill health.
- Not proper; not legitimate or polite; rude; unpolished: as, ill manners; ill breeding.
- Unskilful; inexpert: as, I am ill at reckoning.
- noun Evil; wrong; wickedness; depravity.
- noun Misfortune; calamity; adversity; disaster; disease; pain.
- noun Anything that is discreditable or injurious.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Whatever annoys or impairs happiness, or prevents success; evil of any kind; misfortune; calamity; disease; pain.
- noun Whatever is contrary to good, in a moral sense; wickedness; depravity; iniquity; wrong; evil.
- adverb In a ill manner; badly; weakly.
- adjective Contrary to good, in a physical sense; contrary or opposed to advantage, happiness, etc.; bad; evil; unfortunate; disagreeable; unfavorable.
- adjective Contrary to good, in a moral sense; evil; wicked; wrong; iniquitious; naughtly; bad; improper.
- adjective Sick; indisposed; unwell; diseased; disordered.
- adjective Not according with rule, fitness, or propriety; incorrect; rude; unpolished; inelegant.
- adjective uneasy; uncomfortable; anxious.
- adjective enmity; resentment; bad blood.
- adjective lack of good breeding; rudeness.
- adjective ill or bad repute.
- adjective a disagreeable mood; bad temper.
- adjective bad disposition or temperament; sullenness; esp., a disposition to cause unhappiness to others.
- adjective anger; moroseness; crossness.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
IV. i.35 (385,8) [that my heart means no ill] [W: tho '] _That my heart means no ill_, is the same with _to whom my heart means no ill_; the common phrase suppresses the particle, as _I mean him_ [not _to_ him] _no harm_.
A few weeks ago she was taken ill, and in her ill*
What w ill thc}/anivver; if a defpcrate and a ftarving people, a licentious and an ill* paid foidicry tired with plundering and with deftroying each other fhould unite in requiring reaibn of them, as of the au - thors of all their evils?
The referendums Note how the pro-KMT China Post puts the term ill-gotten in quotes are aimed at popular topics -- support for entry into the UN is strong, and the stolen assets of the KMT are a major issue for Greens.
But "usual" seems a term ill-applied to Russian-Western relations in recent years, as well as one unlikely to get much use in the months and years to come.
A human embryo is not the same as a human being: what you call ill-defined terminology is clearly well-defined at the extremes we are talking about here.
The Board was especially critical of what it termed ill-advised and intemperate threats of jail imprisonment allegedly made by one Albemarle County official
After dinner that evening Paul bewailed what he called his ill luck.
Much pride had the veteran when he showed the sleek cattle, the cackling poultry-yard, and the tall stacks of hay; only he growled bitterly over what he termed the ill-timed leniency of his young patron in releasing the slaves in the chain-gang.
I can account for his conduct only by attributing it to that which we call ill-conditioned: I had to expel him from the house.