Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Being in poor health; sick.
  • adj. Menstruating.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not well; indisposed; not in good health; somewhat ill; ailing.
  • adj. Specifically, ill from menstruation; affected with, or having, catamenial; menstruant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not well; indisposed; not in good health; somewhat ill; ailing.
  • adj. Specifically, ill from menstruation; affected with, or having, catamenial; menstruant.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not well; indisposed; not in good healthy; ailing; somewhat ill.
  • As a euphemism, menstruant; having courses. Compare sick, adjective, 6.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. somewhat ill or prone to illness

Etymologies

From un- +‎ well. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But we are still unwell, which is a shame, though we're still able to eat and get about.

    sheepdip Diary Entry

  • Saying he was "unwell, " Mr. Zhang returned to China the following day after filing charges in connection with the incident.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • The Hoff seems to be a bit 'unwell' at the moment see comments section here, so I thought he may appreciate this brief Get Well Soon message.

    Archive 2006-07-01

  • He really is a more complicated, kind of unwell guy, in terms of an antisocial behavior pattern.

    CNN Transcript Oct 5, 2005

  • I fear sharing the horrible thoughts I have while 'unwell' will only add to destructive repetoir of thoughts other meatally ill people already have to endure.

    mental illness - Anil Dash

  • CCII managing director Richard Young on Thursday said the document was "unwell".

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • One of the hospitals said that some of the people that had stuff either left or accidentally placed inside them became 'unwell' as a result, but it is not known to which objects, or patients, they were referring.

    TheSpoof.com : Spoof News : Front Page

  • Mr Harbage said the prosecution accepted Susan Moody had been "unwell" at the relevant time but the extent of that illness was "open to dispute".

    Political Correctness Watch

  • A Paris police official said the employees were "unwell" after the incident.

    ajc.com - News

  • Two (?) employees of the US Embassy in Paris were being given medical tests Friday after handling a suspicious package and reporting feeling "unwell," officials said.

    WN.com - Photown News

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