Definitions of "Ill"

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

Excellent; outstanding. adjective

In a bad, inadequate, or improper way. Often used in combination. adverb

The word "Ill" in example sentences

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_. Notes to Shakespeare — Volume 01: Comedies

A few weeks ago she was taken ill, and in her ill* Gleanings of the Vintage, Or Letters to the Spiritual Edification of the ...

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? A further examination of our present American measures and of the reasons and principles on which they are founded [microform]

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. Referendums Redux

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. The Price of Doing

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. Us and Stem - Only The Daily Show Can Help Us Now

The Board was especially critical of what it termed ill-advised and intemperate threats of jail imprisonment allegedly made by one Albemarle County official Board of Visitors minutes

After dinner that evening Paul bewailed what he called his ill luck. Behind the line A story of college life and football

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. A Friend of Caesar A Tale of the Fall of the Roman Republic. Time, 50-47 B.C.

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. The Last Journals of David Livingstone from 1865 to His Death

There was, however, a reason for the failure of the young hunters beyond lack of skill and what they called their ill-luck. What's Mine's Mine — Volume 2

There was, however, a reason for the failure of the young hunters beyond lack of skill and what they called their ill-luck. What's Mine's Mine — Complete

It implies that her conscience is debauched by self-interest, and that by offering to remunerate her if she will part with what we call her ill-gotten booty we shall assist her to become virtuous. The Sable Cloud A Southern Tale With Northern Comments (1861)

And to give you this in one word, it proceeds from that which we call ill-nature. Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. I.

Hours later, the Obama administration asked the court to allow it access to nearly $300 billion in what it calls ill-gotten profits from the industry. DailyFinance

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